Mark Bartelt


Mark Bartelt has been having fun with computers for more than forty years, getting his start with Fortran-II on an IBM 709 (the last vacuum-tube model which IBM produced). His areas of interest include parallel computing, system and network security, software portability, and system administration in heterogeneous UNIX environments. Although his love of technology has been both long and deep, he is nonetheless a bit of a neo-Luddite: He considers the automobile, the television, and the cell phone to be three of the four worst inventions of the twentieth century. He owns neither a cell phone, a PDA, nor an answering machine; he acquired a television only reluctantly; and he has not owned an automobile for nearly forty years.