Peter Fraterdeus bought a 128K Mac in October of 1984.
He's very sorry to say that it was stolen some time later. He got his first
e-mail account in 1985. Peter has received two National Endowment for the Arts Grants, one to study calligraphy and inscriptional letter carving in Wales (1981) and the second to pursue the development of his first digital typeface, Prospera (1985). He studied under master calligrapher Ieuan Rees in Wales and with Prof. Hermann Zapf at RIT (summer programs 1985-86).
Since then, he's been designing fonts as the founder of Alphabets, Inc. (1987)
(now www.alphabets.com), webmastering with Linux since 1993, writing and teaching
digital typography at international conferences, and providing information
architecture, typography and database design for websites through his
consulting company, semiotx.com (formerly designonline, Inc. & dol.com)
He's the underpaid webpartner at www.midsummernightstamps.com a fine art
rubberstamp publisher in historic Galena, Illinois (check it out! :-)