Adam Engst

CEO, Publisher, and Writer in Ithaca, New York

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Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS, one of the oldest and most-respected Internet-based newsletters, distributed weekly to tens of thousands of readers. He has written numerous technical books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles - thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and Macworld.

His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993 (with Northwest Nexus for Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh), and the highly successful Take Control electronic book series. In addition, he has collaborated on several Internet educational videos and has appeared on a variety of internationally broadcast television and radio programs.

His indefatigable support of the Macintosh community and commitment to helping individuals has resulted innumerous awardsand recognition at the highest levels. In the annual MDJ Power 25 survey of industry insiders, he ranked as thesecond (2000),third (2001,2002),fourth (2003), fifth (2004), andthird (2005/2006)most influential person in the Macintosh industry. He has also been included on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community for both2006and2007, and he was named one of MacDirectory'stop ten visionaries.

And how many industry figures can boast of being turned into anactionfigure?

  • Work
    • TidBITS Publishing Inc.
  • Education
    • Cornell University