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About the Author

Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 20 years. (In other words, he's been pushing computers and their uses far beyond “normal” performance limits for decades now.) His first love affair with a computer peripheral blossomed in 1984, when he bought his lightning-fast 300BPS modem for his Atari 400—now he spends entirely too much time on the Internet and drinks far too much caffeine-laden soda. His favorite pastimes include collecting gargoyles, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, playing his three pinball machines and the latest computer games, supercharging computers, and rendering 3-D flights of fancy with TrueSpace—and during all that, he listens to just about every type of music imaginable. (For those of his readers who are keeping track, he's up to 1,200+ audio CDs in his collection.)

With a degree in journalism and creative writing from Louisiana State University, Mark took the logical career choice and started programming computers...however, after five years as a COBOL programmer for a hospital system, he decided there must be a better way to earn a living, and he became the documentation manager for Datastorm Technologies, a well-known communications software developer. Somewhere between organizing and writing software manuals, Mark began writing computer books; his first book, Running a Perfect BBS, was published in 1994.

Along with writing several books a year and editing whatever his publishers throw at him, Mark has recently branched out into Web-based education, designing, and teaching a number of online classes—called WebClinics—for Hewlett-Packard.

Mark's rapidly expanding list of books includes the Office v. X for Mac OS X Power User's Guide, Building a PC for Dummies, Scanners for Dummies, CD and DVD Recording for Dummies, The Hewlett-Packard Official Printer Handbook, The Hewlett-Packard Official Recordable CD Handbook, The Hewlett-Packard Official Digital Photography Handbook, Computer Gamer's Bible, Recordable CD Bible, Teach Yourself the iMac Visually, Running a Perfect BBS, Official Netscape Guide to Web Animation, and the Windows 98 Troubleshooting and Optimizing Little Black Book.

His books have been translated into 12 different languages so far—his favorites are German, Polish, Dutch, and French. Although he can't read them, he enjoys the pictures a great deal.

Mark welcomes all comments and questions about his books—you can reach him at mark@mlcbooks.com.

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