Bob LeVitus

Brief Biography


Bob LeVitus was the editor-in-chief of the popular monthly periodical MACazine until its untimely demise in 1988. Since 1989, he has been a contributing editor/columnist for MacUser magazine, writing the Help Folder, Beating the System, and Personal Best columns at various times in his illustrious career. In his spare time, LeVitus has written 9 best-selling computer books, including Dr. Macintosh, Second Edition, a user’s guide of "How to Become a Macintosh Power User," Stupid Mac Tricks, Marvelous Macintosh Games, Dr. Macintosh’s Guide to the On-line Universe (with Andy Ihnatko), a hip guide to using a Mac and modem; and the recently released Guide to the Macintosh Underground.

Always a popular speaker at computer user group and trade show meetings, Bob has spoken at more than 100 international seminars, presented keynote addresses in several countries, and produced a series of seminars on How to Become a Macintosh Power User. (He also won the Macworld Expo MacJeopardy World Championship three times before retiring his crown.) Bob was the host of Mac Today, a half-hour television show syndicated in over 100 markets, which aired in late 1992.

A tireless publicity hound, Bob’s achievements have been documented in major media around the world. Bob is known for his expertise, his humorous style and his ability to translate "techie" jargon into usable and fun advice for the rest of us.

Bob lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Lisa, children Allison and Jacob, and assorted pets.


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