John Dvorak

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
John Dvorak

Name: John C. Dvorak

Born: April 5, 1952, in Los Angeles California

Computer-related contributions

  • American columnist and broadcaster in the areas of technology and computing.
  • His writing extends back to the 1980s, when he was a mainstay of a variety of magazines. His PC Magazine column is licensed worldwide. Dvorak is also the vice president of Mevio (formerly PodShow) and well known for his work for TechTV.
  • Dvorak was on the start-up team for CNET Networks, appearing on the television show CNET Central.
  • He also hosted a radio show called Real Computing and later 'Technically Speaking' on NPR, as well as a television show on TechTV (formerly ZDTV) called Silicon Spin.
  • Dvorak is currently a voice on the podcast "No Agenda".

Significant publications

  • Hypergrowth: The Rise and Fall of the Osborne Computer Corporation (1990).
  • Dvorak's Guide to Desktop Telecommunications in 1990, Dvorak's Guide to PC Telecommunications (1992).
  • Dvorak's Guide to OS/2 (1993).
  • Online! The Book (2003).

Honors and awards

  • American Business Editors Association's national gold award (2003,2004).
  • Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology (2001).

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