Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been a technology journalist for over 15 years. Before his writing career, he was a programmer, network administrator and e-mail administrator for NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense. Vaughan-Nichols (aw, heck, just call him sjvn, everyone else does) is also the editor in chief of Practical Technology, a Web site and newsletter for CTOs, network and system administrators. He's the Linux and open source editor for eWeek, the JavaWatch columnist for Software Development Times, and a columnist for Linux Magazine. sjvn has helped launch three magazines: Sm@rt Partner, WebWeek (now Internet World), and Inter@ctive Week. Since 1988, he's also written about business and technology for magazines including Byte, PC Magazine, eWeek, Computer Shopper, IEEE Computer, and ACM NetWorker, and for newspapers including The Washington Post. He's been a speaker at Comdex, Networld+Interop, Seybold and numerous other technology trade shows. And finally, sjvn is the chairman of the Internet Press Guild, a group of technology journalists who've been writing about technology for way, way too long. You can find Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org.