I grew up in Berkeley, California during the Free Speech Movement, and Ann Arbor, Michigan where I attended high school and college. I spent many years in graduate education where I had remarkable experiences with some amazing people. In between I worked in the computer industry where I have held senior positions at the largest and smallest of companies and worked as a consultant.
I was lucky enough to first encounter computers in 1973 at the legendaryPeople’s Computer Company in Menlo Park, California. Although I have often been interested in other things I have stuck with computers ever since. I’m credited here on one of the earliest online multiplayer games, SPACE for the tim shared HP 2000 series minicomputer (1975). When I was 15 I appeared as a guest magician on the Bozo the Clown show on CKLW-TV in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. I participated in developing an early commercial scientific supercomputer (1980), and a research machine with thousands of integrated processors (1993), I architected the worlds most scalable and powerful graphics and visualization cluster (2002).