Who Is This Dern Guy?
I'm, variously, a content generator, pundit, humorist and songwriter based in Newton Centre, Mass.. I've written a book, columns, and articles about the Internet. and have done speeches, presentations and tutorials (Internet-related, of course).
In addition, I have created assorted whacky and non-whacky stuff such as The Internet Paper Airplane , which is a slew of Internet information on one sheet of paper, and am also working on, and (still in progress) The Internet Off-Ramp.
During the 1980s, I worked at Bolt Beranek & Newman, where I learned a lot about the Internet, the ARPANET, and Unix. (Before that, when I wasn't being a free-lance writer, I worked for close to a year at Prime Computers where I wrote my first funky computer manual, "The New Users Guide to EDITOR and RUNOFF".
I was also the founding editor-in-chief of Internet World magazine (which makes me the first editor of a magazine all about the Internet). I was in charge for its first year as a magazine (and its previous year as a newsletter). I was also the first person to do a session about the Internet at Fall Comdex (that's the big one out in Vegas).
Not to mention have done a bunch of music reviewing (mostly folk and singer-songwriters) for the usual bunch of still-going and long-gone pubs like The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Pickin', NightFall, and SingOut.
And I've had my song lyrics performed in Carnegie Hall, but that's another story altogether...
And lastly yes, keywordwise, I'm that Dern who ran Thursday back at MIT, was at Bexley, Clarion/73, and SAAC (fellow alums, join the CampSAAC list), speaking of the past).
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