Early web pioneer who created LockerGnome.com, a network of tech-related blogs and forums.
He graduated with a degree in English from the University of Northern Iowa.
He started an annual convention, Gnomedex, to bring like-minded followers together.
He was married to Gretchen Hundling and Ponzi Black; he married a third time to Diana Morales in 2012. He has a son named Jedi.
He was named CNN's tech expert in 2009, performing a similar role to what Sanjay Gupta performed for the network's health-related spots.