Joe Wilcox is an award-winning journalist, writer, and real Maniac, being born and raised in Caribou, Maine. But he currently lives with his immediate family far from home, in San Diego, Calif.

Joe is cohost of the Frak That! podcast, which is available on SoundCloud.

He is an experienced analyst, consultant, editor, journalist, and storyteller. His communication skills are broader than just the written word. Joe has appeared on CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, and other radio or TV networks or programs discussing technology and its related cultural and business impact.

During the second decade of the Millennium, his main worklife focus is producing original content, which could make you the star. He contends that “every life is epic”, and through storytelling shows by how much.

Joe is available for editing, writing, or speaking gigs. Be warned, if you want to hire him: His investigative storytelling style is provocative. He wants people to think about things from different viewpoints.

Joe can be reached:

They say you can judge someone by their playlist or what they read. He pays to subscribe to:

  • EconomistThe Guardian, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post on web and digital devices
  • Entertainment Weekly, Mother Jones, NatureNew Yorker, and Vanity Fair in print, on web, and digital devices

You will also find him skulking around online at Ozy and Vice. Apple News is his catch-all consumption app.

At the start of 2017, Joe’s workhorse tech: 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar; iPhone 7 Plus; iPad Pro 9.7; Apple Watch 2; Fujifilm X-T1; and Master & Dynamic MW60 headphones. For photo sharing, he moved back to SmugMug from Flickr at the New Year.

Webmaster’s Addendum: The first iteration of this site went live in December 1999 as “Chronicle of Technology, Culture, and Stupidity” and was renamed “Five Minutes with Joe” in November 2010.

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