Fred D'Ignazio

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Silvio Frederick D'Ignazio III[1]
Fred & Catie & Computer.jpg
Author Fred D'Ignazio and his daughter Catie with a computer in the early 1980's.
BornJanuary 6, 1949
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
OccupationAuthor
Spouse(s)Janet
ChildrenCatherine, Frederick, Rodin
Parent(s)Silvio Frederick D'Ignazio, Jr, & Elizabeth Owsley McComas

Fred D'Ignazio (born January 6, 1949 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania[2]) is an American author, educator, and television commentator.

D'Ignazio is considered to be one of the world's leading pioneers in multimedia-based education.[3][4] From 1972 to 1976, he was an assistant editor for The Futurist magazine published by the World Future Society.[citation needed] In the 1980s and 1990s he was an associate editor and columnist for COMPUTE! and COMPUTE!'s Gazette and a technology commentator on ABC's Good Morning America.[5] He is also the author of over 20 non-fiction books on science and technology, as well as a series of juvenile science fiction novels.[1][6]

D'Ignazio received an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1971, and pursued further studies at the American University's Washington College of Law.[7][8] He is married and has three children, whose experiences with home computers he sometimes wrote about in his magazine columns.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fred D'Ignazio. Chip Mitchell: The Case of the Stolen Computer Brains. New York: E P Dutton, 1982.
  • ———. Chip Mitchell: The Case of the Robot Warriors. New York: E P Dutton, 1984.
  • ———. Robot Odyssey 1: Escape from Robotropolis. New York: Tor, 1988.
  • ———. The Star Wars Question & Answer Book about Computers. New York: Random House, 1983.
  • ———. Katie and the Computer. Creative Computing Press, 1979.
  • ———. The Computer Parade. Creative Computing Press, 1983.
  • ———. Working Robots. Dutton Books, 1981.
  • ———. Electronic Games. Franklin Watts, 1982.
  • ———. The Apple Playground. Hayden Books, 1984.
  • ———. The Atari Playground. Hayden Books, 1984.
  • ———. The VIC Playground. Hayden Books, 1984.
  • ———. The Commodore 64 Playground. Hayden Books, 1984.
  • ———. The TI Playground. Hayden Books, 1984.
  • ———. Commodore 64 in Wonderland. Hayden Books, 1984.
  • ———. TI in Wonderland. Hayden Books, 1984.
  • ———. VIC in Wonderland. Hayden Books, 1984.
  • ———. Apple in Wonderland. Hayden Books, 1984.
  • ———. Atari in Wonderland. Hayden Books, 1984.
  • ———. Invent Your Own Computer Games. Franklin Watts, 1983.
  • ——— and Allen L. Wold. Artificial Intelligence. Franklin Watts, 1984.
  • ——— The New Astronomy: Probing the Secrets of Space. Franklin Watts, 1982.
  • ——— Chip Mitchell: Case Of Chocolate Covered Bugs. New York: E P Dutton, 1986.
  • ——— Chip Mitchell: Case of the Robot Warriors. London: Pied Piper, 1987.
  • ——— How to Get Intimate With Your Computer. New York: Doubleday, 1984.
  • ——— The Creative Kid’s Guide to Home Computers". New York: Doubleday, 1981.
  • ——— Messner’s Introduction to Computers". New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983.
  • ——— Small Computers: Exploring Their Technology and Future". New York: Franklin Watts, 1983.
  • ——— Learning and Having Fun with IBM Personal Computers". Hayden Books, 1985.
  • ——— Apple Building Blocks: Featuring Denby the Robot". Hayden Books, 1985.
  • ——— Computing Together: A Parents and Teachers Guide to Using Computers with Young Children". Compute! Books, 1984.
  • ——— The Color Computer Playground". Hayden Books, 1984.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Clute, John (2014). "D'Ignazio, Fred". In Clute, John; Nicholls, Peter. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  2. ^ D'Ignazio, Fred (1984). COMPUTE!'s Computing Together: A Parents and Teachers Guide to Using Computers with Young Children. Greensboro, NC, USA: COMPUTE! Books. p. 226. ISBN 0-942386-51-5. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Gorham teachers attend conference". Sun Journal. April 19, 1993. p. 9. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  4. ^ Amthor, Geoffrey R. (May 1, 1992). "Toward a collaborative learning style". Technological Horizons in Education.
  5. ^ Salisbury, David F. (May 11, 1984). "Personal robots: set to be man's best friend, or just a high-tech toy?". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "Chip Metchell [sic]: The Case of the Stolen Computer Brains". Kirkus Reviews. November 1, 1982. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  7. ^ D'Ignazio III, S. Frederick; Tretiak, Daniel (Spring 1972). "Latin America: How much do the Chinese care?" (PDF). Studies in Comparative Communism. Elsevier. 5 (1): 36–46. doi:10.1016/0039-3592(72)90013-0. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  8. ^ "Annual giving". Annual Report 2002. The Fletcher School, Tufts university: 25. 2002.

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