Tom Nelson

Engineer, Programmer, and Tech Writer




  •  Extensive experience writing about technology including Macintosh, Windows, and Unix. 
  • 10+ years as sysop, forum leader, and software library manager.
  • 20+ years experience as an engineer, programmer, network manager, and computer network and systems designer


Tom Nelson has decades of experience in the technology industry as a writer, engineer, sysop, programmer, and network manager. He has more than 10 years of online experience working as a sysop, forum leader, and software library manager.

For more than 20 years, Tom was also an engineer, programmer, network manager, and computer network and systems designer, integrating Macintosh, Windows, and Unix environments. He has written hundreds of articles, tutorials, and product reviews for magazines and websites, and conducted numerous individual and group training sessions and seminars.

Tom is president of Coyote Moon, Inc., a Macintosh and Windows consulting firm, and technical director of The PetWork, a network of pet information and resources. When he can get the cats off the keyboard, he develops custom databases and software.

LiveAbout and Dotdash

LiveAbout is a reference site focused on entertainment, activities, and hobbies. We know that time away from the stress of work and responsibilities at home is limited, and we want to help you make the most of those precious hours.

That’s why our coverage is a lovable jumble of urban legends, sports history, and esoteric trivia. Our articles discuss everything from fashion advice to UFO sightings, all so you can make the most of your time off.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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