Arthur P. Johnson is Editor of Tech Takes and its wine-themed predecessor, Wine People. He is ancient enough to have studied Fortran IV as a lad, and purchased his first IBM PC in 1983, mostly because he couldn't touch-type, a grave disability for a professional writer. (No disrespect to Apple -- his real desire was a Wang until the smartypants kid who owned the local PC store showed him MultiMate.) Two weeks later he added a 1200 baud Hayes Modem and started proto-blogging on a 300 baud dailup site that was run, he later found, by a bunch of 13-year-old nerds. This pre-Internet creature ran so slowly, you could watch the letters appear one by one, but the upside was that everyone read every single word. When the Internet happened, he started Wine People, mostly as a showpiece for clients who wanted to get started in Web marketing. Of course, he soon discovered the wages for Web writing are pathetic, but by then Wine People was actually getting read by the oenophile In Crowd, so he let it devour his scant spare time until about 2005. So many people were blogging by then, he decided it was no longer cool. (He despises the very term "blog," promoted by honest-to-gosh newspaper journalists who quite rightly wish to differentiate themselves from us no-rules, no-editor, no-fact-checkers, parasitic low-lifes who may do whatever we please and not get paid for it.) More importantly, Wine People was written with Microsoft Front Page and so had become a lumbering, slow-loading, Java-encumbered, Chrome-averse dinosaur -- impossible to port except page-by-page. (He keeps it alive and invites you to visit, realizing that it's a fossil.) In the next six years, he got a life, got a tiny bit famous for Other Things and eventually got the itch to start another site. Bored to tears of writing about wine, he turned to the greatest geek attraction of our time, aka tech. In real life, he remains Grand Poobah of the preeminent consulting firm in its field. If you’re wondering what its field may be, you plainly have too much time on your hands and should take up golf or knitting. Welcome to Tech Takes and please leave comments!