About the Author
Karl Moore openly admits he has a job the envy of most school children: he plays around with a whole bundle of computer tools and gizmos, then gets paid to write about them. He's officially a technology author, living in Yorkshire, England - however has a surprising number of rather elaborate feathers in his creative cap. Karl started his ticker-tape-style work in computers at some very early age, coding with the old Spectrum and Amstrad machines way back when. He later developed a keen interest in Windows programming and slowly started to swamp some of the leading industries with innovative software solutions: from "predictive dialing" packages, which later became an industry norm, to automation products that ran a number of large, prestigious companies. Around this time, Karl started writing for the UK's only weekly national computing magazine, Micro Mart - followed shortly by a weekly technology spot on BBC radio. As his user-friendly writing style became more and more known to the industry, he became an official journalist with a number of Internet.com sites, plus started his still-going weekly syndicated column, Dot Column. In a bid to handle the increased workload, Karl decided to form his own technology company, back in 1999. That company was White Cliff Computing Ltd and consisted of a team of highly enthusiastic individuals that went on to produce such award-winning components as WebZinc and Webigo, plus own large industry-leading Internet properties, such as the VB-World Network, where Karl came in as Senior Editor. Karl still writes his Dot Column article, regularly speaks at companies and conferences.