The following post is from our new co-blogger, Brett Glass. Brett and I first crossed paths when we were working on the “Skywalker” token-ring project at Texas Instruments in the early 80s. Brett was part of the team in Houston doing the chipset, and I worked on a team on Austin doing a terminal server application for it. We both spoke at an ITIF event in Washington, DC, last spring on network management. He’s been a valuable commenter here for a while, and I’m very happy to have him contributing posts as well. Here’s his bio:
Brett Glass is an electrical engineer, consultant, author, inventor, and Internet service provider residing in Laramie, Wyoming. During his long and varied career, he has worked on MOS and CMOS chip designs (including the first commercial chipset for the IEEE 802.5 token ring), software products (including Borland’s Turbo Pascal, Cisco’s IOS, the ThinkTank outline processor and numerous utility programs), computer designs (including the EarthStation diskless workstations), and embedded systems. He has authored more than 2,000 technology-related articles for computer-oriented and general interest publications, including BYTE, InfoWorld, PC Magazine, PC World, Multimedia World, PC/Computing, Programmer’s Journal, Embedded Systems Programming, Dr. Dobb’s Journal, Boardwatch, and The San Jose Mercury News. He founded LARIAT, the world’s first wireless broadband provider, in 1992 as a 501(c)(12) Internet co-op and took it private a decade later at the request of the membership. Brett holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Case Institute of Technology (now part of Case Western Reserve University) and an MSEE from Stanford University. When he is not writing software, assisting Internet users or climbing towers or rooftops to install microwave equipment, he enjoys composing music, playing the Ashbory bass, refurbishing old houses, drinking good coffee, and cooking and eating exotic ethnic foods.