Steve Smith, former editor in chief of TWICE and current editor at large, was inducted into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame in Manhattan last week. The CT Hall of Fame, established by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), also inducted the following technology pioneers:
Visionary Retailer: Sidney Cooper, Silo;
Father of Bluetooth: Dr. Jaap Haartsen, Ericsson;
Prominent Distribution Pioneer: David Lorsch, DBL Distributing;
Transformational Technologist: Chuck Pagano, ESPN;
Home Automation Developer: Joel Spira, Lutron;
Pioneering Accessories Executive: Nat Tiffen, The Tiffen Company;
Video Game Futurist: Hiroshi Yamachi, Nintendo;
Renowned GPS Developers: Norm Hunt, Ed Tuck and Don Rea, Magellan; and
Distinguished Digital HDTV Grand Alliance Leaders: Dr. Peter Bingham, Phillips Labs president; Jim Carnes, Sarnoff Labs CEO; Dr. Curt Crawford, AT&T Microelectronics president; Dr. Jae Lim, MIT professor; Jerry Pearlman, Zenith Electronics CEO; and Donald Rumsfeld, General Instrument CEO.
Smith joined TWICE in 1993 as editor and eventually succeeded fellow Hall of Famer Bob Gerson as editor in chief. He held the position until stepping down in August 2014.
Smith is now editor at large and regularly contributes columns and blogs, as well attends various industry gatherings and events.
After graduating from City College of New York, Smith began his journalism career with Toy & Hobby World magazine in March 1981. He joined Home Furnishings Daily in 1985 as editor of electronics.
He was the longtime editor of the Official CES Daily, produced by TWICE and distributed each year at CES in Las Vegas.
Smith lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife, Marion, and dog, Abby, and is currently working on a book on the history of his neighborhood.
The CT Hall of Fame was founded in 2000 to recognize the leaders in the consumer technology industry who advance innovation and helped shape the course of the industry.