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Annalee Newitz: Where did io9 get its name?

Today is Annalee Newitz‘s birthday (well, it’s still today in the most relevant time zone – uh, hers not mine). Annalee has been writing about the intersection of science and technology and culture for many years.

Today is Annalee Newitz's birthday (well, it's still today in the most relevant time zone - uh, hers not mine).

Annalee has been writing about the intersection of science and technology and culture for many years. It's a busy intersection. Since 2008, she's been editor-in-chief of one of my favorite websites, io9.com. If you don't already know it, go there right now and come back. I'll wait. Or maybe I won't. Because you aren't coming back anytime soon.

io9 is chock full of science and science fiction - and I've always wondered where they got the name of the site. io9? What does it mean?

I finally got to ask her, last year, when I interviewed her during the ScienceOnline conference (January 30-February 2, 2013) in Raleigh, NC.

We also talked about some science and science fiction, surprise surprise.

Happy Birthday, Annalee. I got you this:

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