" journalist who nearly singlehandedly whipped the domain name speculation
war into its most insane excesses in an article in Wired
back in the day ('95?) after he registered McDonalds.com
, finding it available.
From that zenith his career settled comfortably, pausing at his personal favorite of his journalistic endeavours - documenting the seige of the newsgroup rec.pets.cats by alt.tasteless and the real-world legal ramifications of its aftermath - into the toothless but lucrative role of an inoffensive and issue-avoiding e-gadget reviewer for Time.Digital