Mike Plusch is the co-inventor of the Water programming language and ConciseXML. He is the author of Water Programming: Simplified XML Programming for the Web. Plusch co-authored a chapter in the book "Spinning the Semantic Web". Plusch was a senior architect at Bowstreet, a pioneer in Web Services, and is now the CTO for Clear Methods. Clear Methods has built the industry's first native Web Services platform. Plusch holds a BS in Computer Science and a BS of Management and Information Technologies from MIT. His thesis at the MIT Media Lab described a collaborative design space for Lego construction. The work influenced the design of Lego Mindstorm Robotics System.