David Benjamin

David Benjamin is a novelist and journalist who splits his time between Paris and Madison, Wisconsin. For more of his work, visit lastkidbooks.com.

The Shadow of the Human Factor

In a powerful explanation that was dramatized in the movie “Sully,” US Airways pilot Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger clarified vividly the significance of the “human factor” in our digital age. After saving 155 people by landing his disabled Airbus A320 in the Hudson River in January 2009, Sully became a national hero. But soon after, he…

The Secret World of MWC

I tried. Honest.A few weeks ago, sent by my EE Times editor, I trekked to Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via, Hall 4, Auditorium A, to report on an MWC panel of big shots talking about data privacy, a subject that’s arguably the most compelling legislative, political, and judicial issue ever raised by the advent of the…