Mark Minasi

"Take George Carlin, make him technical, clean up the language, and you've got Mark Minasi"

-- recent attendee

Current Books
Upcoming Books
Past Speaking Engagements
Media Citations

Mark Minasi is a best-selling author, popular technology columnist, commentator, keynote speaker, and IT consultant.  He first got the chance to play with a computer at a university class in 1973. At that time, he learned two things:

Mark transformed those two insights into a career making computers and networking easier and more fun to understand. He's done that by writing over a thousand computer columns, several dozen best-selling technical books, and explaining operating system and networking planning, installation, maintenance and repair to crowds from two to two thousand. An independent voice hailed as "Favorite Technical Author" by CertCities four times out of four, Mark has the unusual ability to take even the most technical topics, filter out the hype and explain them in plain English. Perhaps that's why when TechTarget hired him to deliver a webcast on PC tuning, he drew three times as many attendees as any of their previous webcasts, crashing Yahoo's servers, and why he's been hired to deliver keynote addresses at hundreds of techie conferences around the world.

Mark is probably best known for his Mastering Windows Server and Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide books, both of which have seen more than 12 editions and sold over a million copies. An audience member at a recent talk remarked that he believed that Mark could "do a talk on watching paint dry that would be so good that people would be motivated to go home and paint a wall just to experience the joy of drying paint." While this has led to many very tempting offers from the likes of Sherwin-Williams and Behr, he's decided to stay with his first love... technology.

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.

Forthcoming Books

Magazine Articles

Over 300 magazine articles published including:

Learning Audios

Mark has created an ongoing list of educational CDs purchased by thousands.  More information at


Speaking Engagements

Mark is a regular speaker and seminar leader at technical conferences around the world. Some engagements include:

Media Citations

When the media need someone who can explain the technical issues behind today’s 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

Degrees and Certifications

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 2000/2003 and holds an A7 computer expert classification.