About the Author

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The Big Ideas in Software Development (SoftDevBigIdeas.com) was written by Herb Bowie.


Happily married to Pauline, the proud father of Stephen, a grateful companion to Hank (our Golden Retriever), and a resident of Seattle.


Graduated from Annapolis Senior High School, and from the University of Michigan, with a B.A. in English. Wrote rock music reviews for The Michigan Daily.


Began a career in what was then called data processing in 1973, and progressed over the years to positions of increasing levels of responsibility in the field currently known as Information Technology. Worked for a major American aerospace company for a significant period of time.


Became interested in Web publishing early in the history of the World Wide Web, and have authored, published and administered a number of sites related to my varied interests.

PaganTuna.com — A collection of shorter writings on leadership and technology plus a catalog of my favorite quotations on the same topics. This blog may be of particular interest to readers of SoftDevBigIdeas.

PowerSurgePub.com — A collection of useful software programs written in Java.

ReasonToRock.com — A complete online book on the aesthetics of rock music.

UMSeattle.com — I serve as a board member of the University of Michigan Club of Seattle, and as the Club’s Webmaster.


Feel free to contact me via email at bigkahuna@pagantuna.com.

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