Curt Franklin - Photo by Iñigo de Amescua

The CF2Group TechNotes Blog contains the product reviews, news analysis and stray ruminations of Curtis Franklin, Jr. That’s me.

I began writing about technology in 1985 when I began a short-lived stint as Heath/Zenith columnist for Computer Shopper. It was short-lived because Phil Lemmons hired me to become a technical editor at BYTE. My first job was coordinating special events on the BYTE Information Exchange (BIX) and pulling together the Best of BIX section of the magazine, but I was chosen to start the BYTE Testing Lab in early 1987.

In 1988 Steve Ciarcia asked me to become the chief editor of his new magazine Circuit Cellar INK: The Computer Applications Journal, and we built a team that found a great niche in the hard-core computing world.

Since leaving the Circuit Cellar, I’ve written and been an editor for many magazines in the industry, including VARBusiness, CIO, ComputerWorld, Mobility, InfoWorld, Solutions Integrator, Network World, and Network Computing. In 2002 I was one of the authors of Hackproofing XML, and three years later George Colombo and I wrote The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Podcasting, and for several years I concentrated on leading podcasting efforts at CMP. Now, I’m a free-lance journalist, Senior Contributing Editor for InfoWorld, teacher (private students and in the community education division of Santa Fe Community College), and contributor to this blog.

When I’m not writing about technology I stay busy with a number of different activities: I’m an amateur radio operator (KG4GWA), scuba diver, and Florida Master Naturalist. I’m a pretty good cook, a barely-competent woodworker, and an obsessive reader.

If you’re interested in hiring me or the CF2 Group for a writing, editing, teaching, or multi-media project, then by all means feel free to contact me by any of the following means:

Curtis Franklin, Jr.
Phone: 352.331.1311