I am a historian specializing in the business and economic history of information and information technologies. I spent over 38 years at IBM in various sales, consulting, management, and executive positions. I am active in the IEEE Computer Society, American Historical Association, and sit on the board of directors of the IT History Society. All these activities have influenced the research I do. Currently I am exploring the role of information and information tools in American society since 1875, particularly their use in business.