Who Would Be The Ultimate Guest Author For MakeUseOf? [We Ask You]

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MakeUseOf has an awesome array of writers, all of whom have different interests, specialties, and styles, but who all come together to deliver the best content for the readers of this very site. Readers who have different opinions on all things tech. Hence the existence of this column, which seeks to find out what your views are on a particular topic.

For this week’s We Ask You we’re looking slightly inward and posing a question about the site itself. As capable as the current crop of MakeUseOf writers are, there will undoubtedly be other writers you would love to see pen an article, even if it was just as a guest author on a one-off basis. This is your chance to get creative and suggest your fantasy line-up of MakeUseOf guest authors.

This Week’s Question…

Who Would Be The Ultimate Guest Author For MakeUseOf?

It’s a very simple question with an endless number of possible answers. Essentially if you were made editor of MakeUseOf for the day and given the omnipresent power to demand anyone write an article for the site, who would it be? You could choose anyone in the world, as long as they are currently alive and well; people who have passed tend to have some trouble using a keyboard and mouse.

I’m loathe to throw any names in to the ring to save you having to don your thinking caps. But to help spark your creative juices… it could be the CEO, executive, or evangelist of a technology company, a famous hacker, a well-known angel investor, a celebrity well known for their love of technology, or a journalist or writer for another publication/website. And that’s just for starters. Be creative.

Please don’t just give us a name, instead take a moment to explain why you have chosen who you have, and also suggest the kind of article you’d like to see them write. It could be an opinion piece, a list of their favorite websites or apps, a set of tips or in-depth tutorial, or a feature about a tech-related subject close to their heart. Anything close to the type of content that already appears on MakeUseOf.

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Drawing Conclusions

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We Ask You is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. The questions asked are usually open-ended and likely to start a conversation. Some are opinion-based, while others see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps to fellow MakeUseOf Readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.

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Comments (26)
  • Abhishek Indoria

    Two words : DAVID THORNE.

    • Dave Parrack

      That would be a very interesting article, I’m sure.

    • Mark O’Neill

      Ha! That’s the guy who winds people up with the emails. He drives them totally crazy by sending them pictures of spiders as payment for his electricity bill and other stuff like that. I have both his books.

    • Dave Parrack

      Indeed. I remember stumbling across his website ages ago and being stuck there for several hours lol. He’d certainly make for an interesting guest author… for a one-off piece!

  • Charley Rouse

    Steve Gibson
    [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Gibson_%28computer_programmer%29]
    of GRC , Spinrite, Shields Up and Security Now

    Always excellent articles at the forefront of IT Knowledge…

  • someone

    Dinu from Chromestory.com

  • Alan Wade

    My vote would go for Paul Thurrott from Supersite for Windows. In my opinion he is a level headed writer that gets the job done with his advice and help in a clear understandable fashion.

  • salim benhouhou

    i would recommend Yaara Lancet as she is so helpful

    • Tina

      Yaara Lancet is a member of our team. And we are very glad to have her! :)

    • Dave Parrack

      She IS helpful, but as she already writes for the site I don’t think “guest” would really apply to her :)

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