Thomas Ricker

Thomas' first gadget memory was entering 80085 into his father's HP-35 scientific calculator. Clearly fated to the study of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thomas would begin his career in Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom years. He landed in London after the bust, keeping one step ahead of the law by bouncing between New York and London before settling in Amsterdam with his wife and three young children. In June of 2011, Thomas wrote his 1,362,258th word for Engadget, leaving to help launch The Verge.