MARKOFF, John. American, b. 1949. Genres: Documentaries/Reportage, Information science/Computers. Career: Infoworld, reporter and editor, 1981-83; Byte magazine, West Coast editor, 1984-85; San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA, staff member, c. 198588; New York Times, NYC, business reporter, beginning 1988, later assigned to cover technology issues from southern CA. Publications: NONFICTION: (with L. Siegel) The High Cost of High Tech: The Dark Side of the Chip, 1985; (with K. Hafner) Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier, 1991; (with T. Shimomura) Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of Kevin Mitnick, America's Most Wanted Computer Outlaw-by the Man Who Did It, 1995. Author of a column on personal computers for the San Jose Mercury, 1983-85. Address: c/o Hyperion, 114 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10011, U.S.A.