Brian Phillip Kunde, writer, poet and artist, is a life-long Californian. He is a founding member of the San Francisco Bay area writers’ group Spilt Ink, author of numerous essays, poems and short stories, a play, and an aspiring novelist. This is his first ebook, though samples of his writings and some whole works are available on the Internet. On the net Brian is best known for the essays “A Brief History of Word Processing” and “A Brief History of Bay Area Parks and Open Space,” the web projects The Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century and The Works of Mary Tappan Wright Online, and his authorship of hundreds of Wikipedia articles, mostly on literary subjects. In the mundane world he has spent the past quarter century as a serials specialist with the Stanford University Libraries following earlier stints at the California Academy of Sciences and NASA/Ames Research Center.