Andrew Leonard (born 1962) is an American journalist who writes for Salon.com about technology, business, Internet culture, science fiction, and economics, among other topics.
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Leonard is known for his business and technology writing for Salon, and is credited with coining the term "open-source journalism". He has also written for Wired.
Leonard is the author of a book, Bots: The Origin of New Species, which the New York Times called a "playful social history of the internet". According to Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, also writing in the Times, the book is "deceptively profound."Bots was one of the first few books published by Wired's nonfiction publishing venture HardWired, launched in 1996.
For six years as a financial analyst for Salon.com, Leonard wrote a blog, How the World Works, covering topics such as speculation in the oil market, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, and immigration reform.
Leonard has written extensively on Internet culture and science fiction. His work includes a series of articles which identified a pseudonymous Wikipedia editor as novelist Robert Clark Young.
Leonard is the son of John Leonard, an American literary, television, film, and cultural critic.
Leonard, Andrew (1998). Bots: The Origin of New Species. Penguin Group. ISBN 978-0-14-027566-7. ,
-- (April 20, 2000). "Finland -- the open-source society". ,
-- (May 16, 2000). "BSD Unix: Power to the people, from the code". ,
-- (October 8, 2004). "Open-source journalism". Salon.com. ,
-- (November 10, 2008). "My father's vote". -- Leonard's tribute to his father in Salon,
-- (May 17, 2013). "Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia". Salon.com.