Ron White, former Executive Editor and Columnist of PC Computing, developed the "How it Works" series to explain technology. White has written for dozens of computer magazines and authored several books over 20 years. He is a fellow in criticism of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and his work has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award. Tim Downs, Creative Director for Infoworld Media Group, is an Award winning Techno-ceptual Illustrator focused on disseminating information for easy digestion. By drawing from his vast computer and informational design knowledge, Tim has developed the richly illustrated style that is unique to How Computers Work.