Dave got his first computer in 1980, when he learned BASIC and wrote his own games. He has now worked in the security software industry for over twenty years. The bulk of his time has been spent managing SQA (Software Quality Assurance) teams, running Public Beta tests, and guiding online support communities like this one. Prior to a career in software, Dave was an award-winning nationally recognized public librarian for over ten years. (Librarians don't get paid enough.) Dave is a published author of several books for both adults and children. He lives in Southern California where he is probably swimming right now.