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Me. I, dear reader, am your humble host. According to my driver’s license, my name is John Paul Wohlscheid. I’ve been interested in the history of personal computers ever since I watched Robert X. Cringely’s Triumph of the Nerds. This, however, is not my first time I’ve tried my hand at writing. I’ve self-published several ebooks, mainly noir detective stories. I’ve also written about technology, specifically open-source software, for over 5 years. You can find the bulk of my writing on the topic on It’s FOSS. I also have my own tech blog named GitPi.US. On top of that, I’ve created a couple of games.

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