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Tony Bove has kicked around the computer industry for decades, acting as a pathfinder to new technologies and surprising folks every few years with new projects. He edited the influential newsletter Bove & Rhodes Inside Report on New Media, and wrote weekly and monthly columns and feature articles for computer-industry magazines including Computer Currents (for computer users), Nextworld (for computer professionals), and NewMedia (for multimedia professionals). He also co-founded and edited Desktop Publishing/Publish magazine (for publishing professionals).

Tracing the personal computer revolution back to the Sixties counterculture, Tony Bove produced a CD-ROM interactive documentary in 1996, Haight–Ashbury in the Sixties (featuring music from the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and the Jefferson Airplane), which garnered critical acclaim and published reviews that refer to it as “An unflinching, nonjudgmental chronicle” (Wired), “Inspires then and now connections, fulfilling any historical work’s highest calling” (S.F. Examiner), “Truly greater than the sum of its parts” (N.Y. Post).

Tony Bove has written over a dozen books on computing, desktop publishing, and multimedia, including The Art of Desktop Publishing (Bantam); a series of books about Macromedia Director that includes Macromedia Lingo Studio and Official Macromedia Director Studio (Random House); the long-running Adobe Illustrator: The Official Handbook for Designers (Random House), now in its fourth edition; Desktop Publishing with PageMaker and PageMaker 4: The Basics (John Wiley & Sons); and The Well-Connected Macintosh (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich).

Tony Bove has been a director of enterprise marketing for a large software company, as well as a communications director and technical publications manager. He also developed the Rockument music site, www.rockument.com, with commentary and radio programs focused on rock music history. As a founding member of the Flying Other Brothers band (www.flyingotherbros.com), he has performed at numerous benefit concerts and co-written songs with Hot Tuna keyboardist Pete Sears and Saturday Night Live/Bob Dylan bandleader G.E. Smith.

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