Mr. Modem

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Richard Sherman (“Mr. Modem”) is an author, syndicated columnist,[1] publisher, and radio host. He is President of Get-the-Net, Inc. and the creator and publisher of the online computer and Internet help service and weekly subscription newsletter, Ask Mr. Modem.

As a member of the National Speakers Association, he has presented more than 500 seminars and keynote addresses. He has appeared on approximately 500 radio and TV talk shows, and served as host of the Mr. Modem Minute segments produced by FOX-TV. In addition, he co-hosts the weekly Gutsy Geeks[2] radio show on 1100 KFNX in Phoenix, AZ. The Gutsy geeks radio program focuses on helping "average users" understand the benefits of Linux and open source computing.


A nationally syndicated columnist, his Ask Mr. Modem! column appears in more than 140 publications throughout the U.S. and Canada. As "Mr. Modem", Sherman is a featured columnist in Smart Computing magazine and the financial publication, Making Bread magazine.

Among his eight books are Ask Mr. Modem!, a collection of answers to hundreds of frequently asked computer and Internet questions, and Mr. Modem's Internet Guide for Seniors, named "Internet Book of the Year" by the Independent Publishers Association. His latest release is Mr. Modem's Web, a CD-ROM featuring entertaining and informative profiles of more than 1400 of Mr. Modem's favorite Web sites.


  1. ^ "Watch for e-mail danger signals, Mr. Modem says". Star-Telegram. August 24, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Gutsy Geeks". Gutsy Geeks. Retrieved September 10, 2010.