Glenn Fleishman is a writer, consultant, andas he puts itunsolicited pundit.
Why "unsolicited pundit"? Glenn writes: "Because offering my opinion without asking first has gotten me some nice gigs. Stewart Alsop, then-editor-in-chief of InfoWorld, suggested that I write a lead Enterprise section feature on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) after I wrote him a 'Stewart, you ignorant slut' email chastising him for minor errors in a column he wrote. That's the foundation of my career as a professional writer."
He started off his electronic career as a typesetter at a time when the profession was going through rapid transformation to desktop publishing. He has managed a service bureau, designed catalogs, administered a building full of Macintoshes, and taught classes and spoken at conferences.
Glenn started one of the first Web presence firms, Point of Presence Company, back in mid-1994. He sold the company in fall 1996 to join Amazon.com Books as catalog manager. During his tenure there, he helped increase the catalog from 1 million to 2.5 million titles. He left in spring 1997 to return to freelance work.
Photo © 1997 Karen Moskowitz