You look nice today.
I’m Ben. I make software for a living. Most of my work involves Apple products in some form or another; I’ve been using them since the early 90s to make books, web sites, videos, music, and apps for the Mac, iPhone and iPad.
I like music, games, literature, and ridiculous, geeky things like this.
At the moment I am, as the cool kids love to say, “funemployed”. This does not mean that I am sitting around in my underwear watching Netflix; I am perfectly capable of producing excellent work without pants. That said, I do make sure to wear sufficient clothing to client meetings.
Until late 2011, I was an iOS developer at the New York Times, where I worked on their excellent iPhone and iPad applications during the transition to the paid metered model, which appears to be doing quite well.
I mostly write for this blog and at BuzzFeed, but I’ve also contributed writing to The Atlantic and Slate. I also wrote a 6,000-word essay for a quarterly publication about design called Distance. You should read it. It’s about Farmville. An excerpt is here, and you can get the whole thing here.
If you’d like me to write for your site, get in touch via Twitter.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. You’re awesome, and even though we just met, I can tell that we’re going to get along.
I’ll see you around.