Eliot Van Buskirk (San Francisco, CA) is the Technology Editor of MP3.com, a division of CNET Networks. Van Buskirk's MP3 Insider column is the longest-running single-writer column at CNET.com, the largest online tech publication in the world. Winner of the Maggie Award for Best Online Column of 2003, MP3 Insider is regularly featured on MP3.com, CNET.com, ZDNET.com, and News.com. Van Buskirk is frequently featured in the mainstream media as an authority on digital music, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, the BBC, CBS Evening News, San Francisco Chronicle, Smart Money Magazine, USA Today, Time Magazine Online, and more.
John Alderman (San Francisco, CA) is a digital music expert, musician, and author. He has held editorial positions with such leading technology publications as CNET, Wired News, and HotWired.com. He has also written for The Guardian, Salon.com, Details, Mondo 2000, and Yahoo Internet Life, and has spoken on the topic of digital media at conferences and in appearances on CNN, BBC, NPR, and others. His widely acclaimed book, Sonic Boom: Napster, MP3, and the New Pioneers of Music, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 2002.