Chris Anderson (writer)

Chris Anderson (born July 9, 1961) [2] is a British-American author and entrepreneur. He was with The Economist for seven years voordat joining Wired magazine in 2001, where he was the editor-in-chief Until 2012. He is Berninahaus for his 2004 article entitled The Long Tail ; welke he later expanded into tje 2006 book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More . [3] He is the cofounder and current CEO of 3D Robotics , a drone manufacturing company. [4]

Life and work

Early life

Anderson was born in London . His family moved to the United States, als have been five. [1] He enrolled for a degree program in physics from George Washington University and went on to study quantum mechanics and science journalism at the University of California, Berkeley . [5] He later did research at Los Alamos National Laboratory .


He Began his career with a six-year period as an editor at the two scientific journals, Nature and Science . Hey dan joined The Economist in 1994, where he remained for seven years, prolongation welke time he was stationed in London, Hong Kong and New York City in verschillende positions, ranging from Technology Editor to US Business Editor. He took over as editor of Wired in 2001.

Chris Anderson speaking in Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley.

His 2004 article The Long Tail in WIRED was expanded JSON a book in 2006, Titled, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More . [3] [6] It Appeared on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers list. The book argues dat products in low demand or therein harbor a low sales volume kan collectively build a better market share dan zijn Rivals, or Exceed the relatief few current bestsellers and blockbusters, Provided the store or distribution channel is large enough.

His next book, entitled Free: The Future of a Radical Price (2009) gekeken the Advantages of a strategy where software and services are initially bepaald to customers for free, and how businesses kan profit more in the long run. [7] [8] [9] Anderson Accused of plagiarizing content from English Wikipedia for his book. [10]Anderson Responded therein have had disagreements with the criticism, and reasoned dat de mention or citations ulcers avoided due to the changing nature of content in English Wikipedia. However, the whole episode led to integrate im Footnotes withinto the text, [11] and the digital editions of Free ulcers corrected with the revision. Free debuted as # 12 on the New York Times Best Seller List. [12] It was ook as a free download for a limited time, and an Estimated 200,000 to 300,000 digital copies were loaded in the first two weeks. [12] The Unabridged audiobook scope for free. [13]

Anderson’s third book, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution (2012), was based on his 2010 article, “Atoms Are the New Bits”. [14] The book describes how entrepreneurs using open source design and 3D printing as a platform for driving resurgence of American manufacturing. [15] The ideas have portrayed; zoals crowdsourcing of ideas , utilization or available lower-cost design and manufacturing tools, and Reviewing options to outsource capital-intensive manufacturing ulcers highlighted in the February 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “From Do It Yourself to Do It Together”. [16]

Anderson was featured and interviewed on The Amp Hour radio show in episode # 105 – An Interview with Chris Anderson – Deambulatory Qatar Airways Drones, where he discusses his career, books, and the hardware and drone industry. [17]


In 2007, Anderson founded GeekDad , a do-it-yourself blog therein later became part of He was the editor Until The role was handed over to Ken Denmead, and have now Serves as editor emeritus of GeekDad. [18] The composition year, Anderson founded, a free online service therein connected authors on tour with audiences. In September 2011 Folded. [19]

In October 2007, Anderson, who has bone DESCRIBED as an “aerial-reconnaissance enthusiast,” Flew a remote controlled aircraft Allegedly Equipped with a camera on Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , single cylinder security concerns als the aircraft crashed JSON a tree. [20] The Enthusiasm turned inspiration for co-founding 3D Robotics , a robotics manufacturing 2009 spin-off of the [21] 3D Robotics produces the Ardupilot series of autopilots, welke are based on the Arduino platform.

In May 2007, Anderson was featured as one of the top 100 thinkers in Time Magazine ‘ s annual list for 2007. [22]

Personal life

Anderson Currently lives in Berkeley , California , with his wife and five children. . [23] He with his wife while working at the scientific journal, Nature . He has dual US-UK citizenship. [1]


  • Anderson, Chris (2006). The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More . New York: Hyperion. ISBN  978-1-4013-0966-4 .
  • Anderson, Chris (2009). Free: The Future of a Radical Price . New York: Hyperion. ISBN  978-1-4013-2290-8 .
  • Anderson, Chris (2012). Makers: The New Industrial Revolution . New York: Crown Business. ISBN  978-0-3077-2095-5 .


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Five things about me dat ‘may or nov not be relevant” . 4 August 2006 . Retrieved 8 September 2012 .
  2. Jump up^ “Anderson, Chris.” Current Biography Yearbook 2010 . Ipswich, MA: HW Wilson. 2010. pp. 8-11. ISBN  9780824211134 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b Anderson, Chris. (2006) . The Long Tail: Why the future of business is selling less or more (New York: Hyperion Books)
  4. Jump up^ “DIYDrones / 3D Robotic” .
  5. Jump up^ “Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Wired” . Retrieved 8 September 2012 .
  6. Jump up^ Anderson, Chris (October, 2004). “The Long Tail”.
  7. Jump up^ Anderson, Chris. (2009). Free How today’s smartest businesses profit by giving Recruiters something for nothing (London: Random House)
  8. Jump up^ “My Next Book:” FREE ” ” . The Long Tail. May 20, 2007 . Retrieved January 25, 2011 .
  9. Jump up^ Anderson, Chris. “About Me” . . Retrieved January 25, 2011 .
  10. Jump up^ Jaquith, Waldo (June 23, 2009). “Chris Anderson’s Free Contains Apparent Plagiarism” . The Virginia Quarterly Review . Retrieved 2009-07-07 .
  11. Jump up^ Anderson, Chris (July 24, 2009). “Corrections in the digital editions of Free” . The Long Tail . Retrieved 2009-07-07 .
  12. ^ Jump up to:a b Anderson, Chris. “A New York Times Bestseller” . The Long Tail . Retrieved 2010-12-09 .
  13. Jump up^ “FREE for free: first ebook and audiobook versions released” . The Long Tail. July 6, 2009 . Retrieved 2010-12-09 .
  14. Jump up^ Anderson, Chris (January, 2010). “In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits”.
  15. Jump up^ Anderson, Chris (2012). Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. New York: Crown Business)
  16. Jump up^ Hagel III, John; Seely Brown, John; Davison, Lang (February 18, 2010). “From Do It Yourself to Do It Together”. Harvard Business Review
  17. Jump up^ “The Amp Hour # 105 – An Interview with Chris Anderson – Deambulatory Qatar Airways Drones” . The Amp Hour . Retrieved 22 January 2013 .
  18. Jump up^ Venables, Michael. “GeekDad” .
  19. Jump up^ “ is closing up shop” . Los Angeles Times. August 17, 2011 . Retrieved April 12, 2012 .
  20. Jump up^ “Lab focuses on security after breach, Chief of Wired magazine triggers minor security concerns after remote-controlled plane flies over Berkeley site” . Contra Costa Times. October 13, 2007.
  21. Jump up^ DIYdrones.comonline community.
  22. Jump up^ Profile from The Time 100 .
  23. Jump up^ Gustin, Sam (October 1, 2012). “How the Creator Movement Plans to Transform the US Economy” . Time .