PC Pro's Jon Honeyball nominated as Columnist of the Year
By Barry Collins
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 at 10:47
PC Pro's Jon Honeyball has been nominated as Columnist of the Year by the Professional Publishers Association.
Jon, who has written for PC Pro since the first issue in 1994, joins an illustrious shortlist of nominees.
He's nominated alongside The Sunday Times and Esquire critic, AA Gill; Top Gear presenter and writer James May; comedian and Radio Times columnist Sarah Millican; and the recently deceased Sir Patrick Moore from The Sky At Night.
"Jon's unvarnished truth about the IT industry is one of the key reasons why PC Pro remains the UK's biggest selling computing monthly," said editor, Barry Collins. "Almost 20 years after he first appeared in PC Pro, he’s still the voice of British technology."
Jon earned his nomination for three Epilog columns: his showcasing of a British technology firm producing waterproof coatings for smartphones in the April 2012 edition; his demolition of the government's plans to spend billions of pounds on a high-speed rail network instead of fibre broadband in June 2012; and his typically blunt assessment of Windows 8 two months later.
Jon's Epliog columns are only available in PC Pro magazine every month. You can subscribe to PC Pro and get your first three issues for only £1 here.
Congrats to Jon
Well deserved, easily the best columnist in PC Pro, and one of the primary reasons I still subscribe. Crucially he is someone who operates in the real world, his coverage of PC *and* Macs is always welcome, by someone like me operating in the same profession. Totally agree with his opinions on Windows 8 too!
By isofa on 24 Apr 2013
well done Jon
I often find myself disagreeing with the content but your work is always worth a read, clear, concise, knowledgeable and wonderfully contentious.
A worthier winner, I could not imagine.
By nickallison on 24 Apr 2013
Well deserved Jon
He totally got my vote for the article regarding Windows Phone Updates. He matched and conveyed my anger perfectly.
By JustUmmar on 24 Apr 2013
Congrats. Now be quick, ask for a pay rise.
By Mark_Thompson on 24 Apr 2013
I hope he gets the nod.
By big_D on 24 Apr 2013
Congratulations Jon, such a pleasure to read your articles, both your point of view and your erudition. Glad to see you up for an award, the best of luck to you; and thank you for the many years of articles that we enjoy so much.
By simontompkins on 24 Apr 2013
Very well deserved, a really great writer and all round clever bod.
By ChrisH on 24 Apr 2013
Absolutely agree, congratulations. The fact that I can remember all three of the columns mentioned (and this is coming from a man who can't remember getting up this morning) says all you need to know about the quality of Jon's writing. Good luck!
By Tool8 on 25 Apr 2013
- Google Glass: mugger bait, pub problem and other lessons learned from two dangerous weeks
- Twitter, please don't fiddle with my feed
- How Satya Nadella can get some pay-raise karma
- Windows 10: a step back to go forward
- Michael Dell: Cloud infrastructure is the roads, bridges and highways of the 21st century
- How to check your identity hasn’t been sold to the hackers
- Tim Cook: this is how much TV has changed since the 70s
- Westminster wins the .London battle
- 20 years of PC Pro: from deep pan pizza to virtualisation
- Five reasons why the Apple Watch leaves me cold
- How to sell more ebooks on Amazon
- 10 ways to make your business more secure
- Top five VoIP mistakes
- How to add in-app purchasing to an iPhone, Android or Windows app
- Remote-control ransomware: TeamViewer and software hardball
- Why laptops with serial ports matter to the Internet of Things
- Make your mobile battery last longer
- Small steps into handling Big Data
- Nexus 5: does it really run stock Android?
- How to get broadband to a garden office