George Carlin, make him technical, clean up the language, and you've got
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Mark Minasi is a best-selling author, popular technology columnist, commentator, keynote speaker, and all-around alpha geek. What separates him from many of the other alpha geeks, however, is that he knows how to explain things to normal humans and often make them laugh while doing it. That's reflected in his recent Reader's Choice award for "Favorite Technical Author" at CertCities. More testimony to his popularity with tech world came at a recent SearchWin2000 webcast on tuning computers. At that webcast, Mark drew three times as many attendees as any previous webcast, crashing Yahoo!'s servers.
While he is probably best known for his books in the Mastering series (Mastering Windows Server 2003, Mastering Windows NT Server, Mastering Windows 2000 Server, Mastering XP Professional, etc) and his perennial hardware PC repair and fix-it book The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide, now in its 13th edition. His monthly columns in Windows and .NET Magazine are among the best-read in the periodical. Mark has also authored 19 other technology books, spoken on technical topics in 20 countries, and written and performed in a dozen technical education videos.
If you need a speaker or guest who can explain the reason that your Windows machine crashes in terms of border conflicts rather than in terms of bits, someone who can reveal just what an Internet cookie is so that even the most non-techie can understand it and you won't fall asleep, then Minasi's your guy.
Nor is all of Mark's work technical. He has also penned
McGraw-Hill's The Software Conspiracy: Why Software Companies Put Out Faulty Products, How They Can Hurt You, and What You Can Do About It,
a book that challenge the popular acceptance of shrink-wrap software's
low quality relative to other consumer goods and motivate the consumer to
demand low-defect software.
Mark's humorous, provocative and yet informative style makes him a favorite of audiences around the world. Mark's firm, MR&D, is based in Pungo, a town in Virginia's Tidewater area which is distinguished by having one and only one traffic light.
Mark has authored best-selling books, videos, and widely-read magazine articles.
Mark has authored books on networking, microcomputer operating systems, and PC hardware maintenance. His books on operating systems include coverage of Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 95 and 98, OS/2 2.x and 1.x (both users bought the 1.x book, so he figured that it was a success), Windows 3.x, and MS-DOS 6.x.
Over 300 magazine articles published including:
Mark has created an ongoing list of educational CDs purchased by thousands. More information at www.minasi.com/audios.htm.
Mark is a regular speaker and seminar leader at technical conferences around the world. Some recent engagements include general sessions as Fall Comdex, technical sessions at Microsoft's Windows 2000 rollout conference, and keynote addresses at Gartner Group's Windows 2000 conference, Compaq's NT Wizards conference, Windows 2000 Connections, and 101 Communication's TechMentor conference.
When the media need someone who can explain the technical issues behind todays high-tech news, they turn to Mark.
Mark is regularly interviewed and quoted by print media sources. Recent interviews include USA Today, The Baltimore Sun, The Virginian Pilot, The Chicago Tribune, and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
You want certifications? He's got 'em. BA Economics from SUNY Stony Brook, MPh Economics from George Washington University, MS in Public Management and Policy Analysis from SUNY Stony Brook. He's an MCSE 2000 and holds an A7 computer expert classification.