Bill Kennedy has a Ph.D. in biophysics from Loyola University of Chicago. Currently, he is president and chief technical officer of ActivMedia, Inc., a new media marketing and marketing research company based in Peterborough, NH. Bill also promotes a line of mobile, autonomous robots as real-world platforms for artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic research and for education. He frequently writes for IDG's SunWorld/Advanced Systems Magazine (now SunWorld Online), where he served as a senior editor-features for nearly five years.
Chuck Musciano earned his B.S. in computer science from Georgia Tech in 1982. Since then, he has resided in Melbourne, Florida, in the employ of Harris Corporation. He began his career as a compiler writer and crafter of tools and went on to join Harris' Advanced Technology Group to help develop large-scale multiprocessors. This led to a prolonged interest in user-interface research and development, which finally gave way to his current position, manager of UNIX Systems in Harris' Corporate Data Center. Along the way, he contributed a number of publicly available tools to the Internet and started the still-running Internet Movie Ratings Report. He has been running various Web sites within and without Harris for several years. Chuck has written on UNIX-related topics in the trade press for the past decade, most visibly as the "Webmaster" columnist for Sunworld Online.