Midway though my Twitter abandonment. 16 years is a lot of lost data. This is my new home for now.

I started programming pocket calculators in the 1970s, discovered online communities in the 1980s, and have been writing about Apple and personal technology for over three decades.

Many of the places I wrote for — such as CompuServe, eWorld, and MacFixit — have long since vanished. Along the way I contributed to a few books and presented at Macworld. For the last five years I have had a syndicated newspaper column titled Bob’s Tech Talk.

Past and present hobbies include making photographs, collecting books, flying airplanes, watching films, and reading. I live in California with my wife and a pint-sized Australian Shepherd named Bailey.