Charles H. Whitaker received his B.A. in computer science from Berkeley in 1982. He worked at Informix for the next five years, porting the Informix product line to various Unix platforms. In 1989, he became a principal partner in the Multimedia Shop, and helped write Microsoft's Cinemania '94 for the Macintosh. Charles then founded Perspicacity Inc. and spent several years publishing Macintosh software. In 1998, he joined Open Door Networks as a technical writer, tester and Webmaster.
Charles lives in lovely Ashland Oregon with his lovely wife Cheryl and their two cats.