Charlie Scott is the senior vice president of OuterNet Connection
Strategies, Inc., an Internet Service Provider and outsource company
based in Austin, Texas, specializing in innovative and emergent technologies.
At OuterNet, he helps create and implement new products for their network
operations center and co-location facilities. While an undergraduate at
the University of Texas at Austin, Charlie was a research assistant in a
cognitive science lab, and planned on going to graduate school in that field.
He was eventually able to get his B.A. in psychology. But he always enjoyed
working with computers, and his exposure to the Internet at UT deviated him
enough to abandon all plans for graduate school and start working with
computer networks. The next few years saw him at Texas Instruments, IBM,
and Wayne-Dresser before he helped found OuterNet.
Charlie has also coauthored a half-dozen Internet-related books (many
with Mike and Paul), on topics ranging from electronic commerce to CGI
programming. When he finds spare time, Charlie likes to write (as of yet
unpublished) fiction, read, and go to the gym. He also enjoys spending
time with his wife, Mary, and their four beautiful felines.