Thomas Scoville

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Thomas Scoville (b. California 1960). American humorist, technologist and author who chronicled the rise and fall of Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom.

Two works render an insider's perspective on life in technology startups: The satirical Silicon Valley Tarot published in 1998 and Silicon Follies, an online serial novel running on in 1999, eventually finding its way to hardcover publication by Pocket Books and a television pilot by Ron Howard's Imagine Television. Scoville also wrote technology essays including (with apologies to Allen Ginsberg), The Elements Of Style: Unix As Literature, and Martin Luther, Meet Linus Torvalds as well as perspectives on Open Source Software for O'Reilly Media.


  • The Silicon Valley Tarot (1999)
  • Silicon Follies (2001)

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