Steve, a native of Los Angeles, developed his interest in technology more than 20 years ago on his first computer, a TRS-80 model I (4KB RAM, 4KB ROM, keyboard, black-and-white video display, and tape cassette all at a price of $599). Since then, he has earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego and received his Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University.
In 1998, Steve founded Pachyderm Consulting (http://www.pachyderm.net), a high-tech information systems consulting firm. Some of Pachyderm's clients include Yahoo!, 3Com, The Jackie Robinson Foundation, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and a Burger King franchisee, who along with Pachyderm, built the nation's first internet-enabled fast food restaurant in Lower Manhattan. Steve's comments on a range of technology issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN.