Andy J. Williams Affleck (the Affleck part was stolen from his wife) has been using Macs since 1984 and has always been obsessed with any new medium that
improves communication. At first it was mainframebased chat systems (Dartmouth College's XYZ for anyone who would remember that); and then email, instant messaging, newsletters; and finally the Web. He built Dartmouth College's first Web site in 1993, put together the original Web site for the sitcom Friends, and started a virtual community that's still around and kicking 13 years later. He has a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Technology in Education, specifically online networks for teaching and learning. When he's not figuring out new ways for people to communicate online, he's a senior project management officer(PMO), freelance Web and graphic designer, an accessible Web design expert (Section 508), and a Cub Scout Den Leader. He lives in Rhode
Island with his wife and son.