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Contact: Gina Hebert, 508-289-7725, ghebert@mbl.edu

David Pogue

Gadget Guru David Pogue to Discuss Five Technologies for the Next Five Years at MBL Benefit Lecture, July 23

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—David Pogue, personal technology columnist for the New York Times and best-selling author of several “how-to” books, including Mac for Dummies, will display, discuss, and demonstrate the five technological advances which will have the most impact on your life in the next five years at a special lecture on Wednesday, July 23 at 5:00 PM in the MBL’s (Marine Biological Laboratory’s) Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole.

Tickets for the lecture, a special benefit for the Falmouth Forum Endowment, are $25 per person. A special cocktail reception will immediately follow the lecture at 6:00 PM in the Meigs Room, MBL Swope Center. At the reception, Pogue will sign copies of his books, and treat guests to some of his popular song spoofs. Tickets for lecture and cocktail reception are $100 per person.

Pogue is an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News and a frequent guest on NPR’s “Morning Edition." His trademark comic tech videos appear each Thursday morning on CNBC. His daily blog, “Pogues’ Posts,” is the New York Times’ most popular blog.

Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He’s been profiled on both “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes” and was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from the Shenandoah Conservatory in 2007. Pogue and his wife Jennifer live in Connecticut with their three young children.

Tickets are available beginning June 27 at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, Eight Cousins Children’s Books, Main Street, Falmouth, Market Street Book Shop, Mashpee Commons, and Bunch of Grapes, Vineyard Haven. For more information, call the MBL Communications Office at 508-289-7423. (No telephone reservations, please.) Tickets are nonrefundable and will remain on sale until July 14th or until sold out.


The MBL is an international, independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to discovery and to improving the human condition through creative research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences. Founded in 1888 as the Marine Biological Laboratory, the MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the Western Hemisphere. For more information, visit www.MBL.edu

The Falmouth Forum is a series of lectures, performances and presentations offered free of charge to the community each year between November and April.