Thomas Scoville (b. California 1960). American humorist, technologist and author best known for chronicling the rise and fall of Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom.
Two major 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 Salon.com 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 popular technology essays including Howl.com (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)