I have almost 20 years experience developing technology solutions. I have worked for small companies where I wore many hats and final product was all important. I have worked at the US National Data Center on Nuclear Treaty Monitoring software where the process was seen as important as the product. I have developed solutions for large web presences NYDN, Newsday, CTVNews, and many others. I have worked in many different areas: media, medical, finance, DoD, etc.
In my freshman year at New College 1993, I made twin discoveries the Internet and Linux. Through a friend I met people working at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC) on the Mosaic Web Browser (First Graphical Web Browser) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) for X Windows. This group then went on to create Netscape.
This began my interest in the Internet and its ability to share information. A few people in North Koreans being able to post real time information anonymously about their government for the first time using a Satellite phone and an Internet connection. Internet searches returned tremendous amounts of information. I found answers to questions instantaneously. It was no longer necessary to request books via inter-library loans and wait weeks to find answers.