Max A. Cherney, writer Hi! I'm Max. At the moment I'm an independent journalist who writes about technology, the marijuana industry, and criminal justice. I was recently a staff writer at Investor's Business Daily and my beat was large, public companies in the e-commerce sector.

In the past my work has appeared in VICE, San Francisco Magazine, The Economist and all of these other places too: The Daily Beast, San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, IndieWire, The Bold Italic, BYTE, VentureBeat.

I'm one of the few writers who have competed against a class of San Quentin inmates in a literary death match.

Technology, science and the future have been interests since I was a boy. It's why I've built every desktop computer I've owned, why I took a single literature class in college—Science Fiction—and why I write about technology and science.

I've also written poetry, film and theater scripts, and short fiction.

Sometimes I tell stories through digital video.

Here's me on the Twitter machine.