Joe Hutsko’s most recent book, Tamagotchi Diary: Requiem For a Digital Egg, originally appeared as a serial in The New York Times. His other books include The Deal: A Novel of Silicon Valley, iPhone For Dummies All-In-One, Macs For Dummies All-In-One, Green Gadgets For Dummies, and numerous best-selling video game strategy guides.
Before becoming a writer, Joe picked strawberries to buy his first Apple II computer at age 16, and was hired by Apple in 1984 in an IT role, where a few months later, at 21, he became Technology Advisor to then-Chairman & CEO, John Sculley. He left Apple to work for Steve Jobs’s NeXT as an advocate, writer, and launch manager of NeXTWorld Magazine, then moved on to freelance technology consulting and writing. Joe’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, MSNBC.com, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, Wired, TV Guide, Popular Science, Macworld, PCWorld, and numerous other publications and outlets.