UNIX For Dummies: Quick Reference, 4th Edition
Since then, Margy (www.gurus.com/margy) has coauthored more than 20 computer books about the topics of the Internet, UNIX, WordPerfect, Microsoft Access, and (stab from the past) PC-File and Javelin, including The Internet For Dummies, 6th Edition, and WordPerfect 7 For Windows 95 For Dummies (all from IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.). She loves her husband, Jordan; her kids, Meg and Zac; gardening; chickens; reading; and anything to do with eating. Margy and her husband also run Great Tapes for Kids (www.greattapes.com) from their home in the middle of a cornfield near Middlebury, Vermont.
John R. Levine was a member of the same computer club
Margy was in -- before high school students, or even high schools,
had computers. He wrote his first program in 1967 on an IBM 1130 (a
computer almost as fast as your modern digital wristwatch, only
more difficult to use). He became an official system administrator
of a networked computer at Yale in 1975 and has been working in the
computer and network biz since 1977. He got his company on to
Usenet (see Part IV) early enough that it appears in a 1982 Byte
magazine article in a map of Usenet, which then was so small that
the map fit on half a page.
He used to spend most of his time writing software, although now he mostly writes books (including UNIX For Dummies and Internet Secrets, both from IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.) because it's more fun and he can do so at home in the hamlet of Trumansburg, New York, where he holds the exalted rank of sewer commissioner and offers free samples to visitors and plays with his young daughter when he's supposed to be writing. He also does a fair amount of public speaking. (See www.iecc.com/johnl.) He holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in computer science from Yale University, but please don't hold that against him.