Lar Kaufman is a documentation consultant living in Concord,
Massachusetts. He began writing about UNIX in 1983 and since then has
written on System V, BSD, Mach, OSF/1, and now Linux. His hobbies
include interactive media as art/literature, homebuilt and antique
aircraft (he's a licensed aircraft mechanic), and natural history.
Formerly a BBS operator, in 1987 Lar founded the Fidonet echoes
(newsgroups) Biosphere and BioNews. He is currently leading a project
to establish a global biological conservation network, using a Linux
host as the mail, news, and file server.