Ask Dave Taylor is primarily written by Dave Taylor, but the staff includes a variety of other people, including Gareth and Ashley Taylor, Gary Moskoff, Klaus Holzapfel, Paul M. Bowers and Thomas and Deb Frey.
The company is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
Now, who’s this Dave guy anyway?
Thanks for asking! Let’s see… I’ve been in the computer industry since 1980, believe it or not, and have been online since before the beginning of the Internet. Some say that it wasn’t Al Gore but me who actually invented the Internet, but between Bob Metcalfe, Vint Cerf, Jon Postel, Tim Berners-Lee and many others, we all contributed – big steps or little – to the amazing tool it is today.
I have a number of academic credentials if that’s interesting to you, including a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego, a Master’s in Education from Purdue University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business. I generally skip the alphabet soup after my name, though. I teach both undergrad and graduate classes at the University of Denver too.
On the business side, I have created and launched four Internet related startups, the first of which was The Internet Mall. The original one. Long since vanished into obscurity, of course, but I was definitely part of the dot-com bubble and in addition to my own startups I served on the board of a number of different small companies (and continue to do so today) and have worked with various investment and venture capital firms as a due diligence analyst and even an entrepreneur in residence.
In parallel, I learned to write, and write I did. 22 books. Thousands of magazine and newspaper articles. Today I continue to write both online and off, including a popular monthly column for the Boulder Daily Camera. I might have a book development going on behind the scenes, but nothing to announce. I do contribute forewords or introductions for a few books a year however: if you’re looking for someone to write a foreword for your new book, please drop me a note!
I’m a frequent – and award-winning – public speaker who goes to a lot of trade and professional conferences every year. I’ve run large conferences, I’ve given dozens of keynote talks, moderated panels, argued on panels, and done just about every other job necessary to keep a conference running smoothly. And yes, I participate in a lot of online events through Zoom, Microsoft Meeting and related tools.
I now split my time between offering tech support and advice here on AskDaveTaylor, producing consumer electronics review videos on my AskDaveTaylor YouTube channel, and write about fatherhood, parenting, film, cars and men’s lifestyle topics on my popular GoFatherhood site. Along with a lot of other things, depending on the week!
Looking to find me in your favorite social network? The best bet is to start with my cheatsheet page at DaveTaylorOnline.com, or just pop directly to my Twitter account. I’m @DaveTaylor.
And hey, thanks for stopping by!