J.D. Tuccille is a former managing editor of Reason.com and current contributing editor. Having started his online career in the days of proprietary online services, and seen them swept away by the Internet, he's a believer in the liberating and transformative power of new media.
Tuccille has worked for ZDNet, the New York Daily News, and forgotten dot-coms and dot-orgs. For years, he edited the late, lamented Freedom News Daily for the equally mourned Free-Market.Net. His provocative and often witty (says he) columns on topics including civil liberties and government overreach have appeared in publications including the Arizona Republic, the Denver Post and the Washington Times. As a result, he's been quoted, and criticized, in the pages of such publications as the New York Times and Salon.
He is also the author of the comic-adventure novel, High Desert Barbecue, which reviewers have kindly described as "fun," "a very polished novel" and "filled with likable characters, tons of humor, and a nice sprinkling of libertarianism throughout."
An enthusiastic explorer of the American Southwest's deserts, mountains, and forests, Tuccille lives in rural northern Arizona with his wife, a pediatrician, their son, and their two dogs.