Scott is a multidisciplinary engineer/consultant (owner of one-man technical consultancy) with 30+ year professional background that includes modeling physical and statistical systems. Background includes certificate in bioinformatics (U.C. Berkeley), M.S. computer science (Santa Clara University), and a B.S. engineering (mechanical, U.C. Davis). Scott has written and tested (single and multi-threaded) technical code in numerous languages, using a variety of operating systems. First stock purchase was Amdahl shortly after it went public in the 1970s. My preferred area of writing will be to provide easy-to-understand reasoning behind what appear to be either over-hyped or under-recognized technology, in as balanced a manner as my ability permits.