Tony Bove

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Tony Bove
Born 1955
Philadelphia, PA  United States
Occupation Author, Producer, Editor, Publisher, Musician

Tony Bove, born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[citation needed] is the author of more than two dozen computer-related books;[citation needed] the producer of the Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties CD-ROM;[citation needed] and the co-founder, editor and publisher of Desktop Publishing Magazine, User's Guide to CP/M,[citation needed] and Bove and Rhodes Inside Report (with Cheryl Rhodes).[1][unreliable source?][2]

Tony Bove is also a co-founder[not in citation given] and band member (harmonica, vocals, and songwriting) of the Flying Other Brothers rock band[3] (which included Roger McNamee, Pete Sears, Barry Sless, and G. E. Smith[citation needed]).

Robert Scoble reviewed Bove's book Just Say No to Microsoft (No Starch Press, 2005),[4] to which John C. Dvorak added a foreword.[5] Bove's book The Art of Desktop Publishing (Bantam Books, 1986) was reviewed by Erik Sandberg-Diment in The New York Times.[6]

Bove started doing multimedia development on personal computers in 1991.[7] Bove's Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties CD-ROM, produced with poet and San Francisco Oracle underground newspaper editor Allen Cohen[citation needed] (featuring music from the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane),[citation needed] was previewed in Wired.[8]

Bove also wrote iPod and iTunes For Dummies and co-authored iPad Application Development For Dummies with Neal Goldstein. Bove also co-authored The iLife '04 Book with Andy Ihnatko and wrote The GarageBand Book, and The Well-Connected Macintosh with Cheryl Rhodes, as well as Official Macromedia Director Studio and Adobe Illustrator: The Official Handbook for Designers.

Bove was the editor of Desktop Publishing Magazine, User's Guide to CP/M, Portable Companion (for Osborne Computer Corporation), and Jim Warren's DataCast, as well as a columnist in Computer Currents, Macintosh Today, NewMedia, Publish!, The WELL, The Chicago Tribune,[9] and the Prodigy (online service), and a contributor to magazines including NeXTWorld, Dr. Dobb's Journal, and Whole Earth Software Catalog and Review.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Word of Mouth by Denise Caruso: The Dynamic Duo Publishes Again". Media Letter. September 1990. Retrieved 1990-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Don Lancaster's Resource Bin #45". Nuts & Volts Magazine. October 1995. Retrieved 1995-10-01. 
  3. ^ "This Week's Clue: Moore's Law for Energy". October 7, 2002. Retrieved 2002-10-07. 
  4. ^ "'Just say no to Microsoft' an interesting read". Scobelizer. January 8, 2006. Retrieved 2006-01-08. 
  5. ^ Foreword, Just Say No To Microsoft. Wiley Publishing. October 1, 2005. Retrieved 2005-10-01. 
  6. ^ Sandberg-Diment, Erik (July 15, 1986). "Personal Computers; The Certain Approach of Desktop Publishing". The New York Times. Retrieved 1986-07-15. 
  7. ^ Markoff, John (October 27, 1991). "Technology; Mouse! Movie! Sound! Action!". The New York Times. Retrieved 1991-10-27. 
  8. ^ "I Want My Desktop MTV". Wired 1.03. January 1995. Retrieved 1995-01-01. 
  9. ^ Bove, Tony; Rhodes, Cheryl (March 26, 1995). "Multimedia Makes Its Mark". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 1995-03-26. 

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