Site Title: Herb Bowie

Seattle, Washington USA


Happily married to Pauline, the proud father of Stephen, and a grateful companion to Hank (our Golden Retriever).


Graduated from Annapolis Senior High School in 1969, and from the University of Michigan in 1973, with a B.A. in English. Wrote rock music reviews for The Michigan Daily.


Began a career in what was then called data processing in 1973, and have progressed over the years to positions of increasing levels of responsibility in the field currently known as Information Technology. Worked for a major American aerospace company for a number of years.


Became interested in Web publishing early in the history of the World Wide Web, and have authored, published and administered a number of sites related to my varied interests.

Notenik.net — A simple but powerful system for taking, collecting and referencing notes.

PaganTuna.com — A collection of shorter writings on a variety of topics related to technology and leadership.

PowerSurgePub.com — A collection of useful open-source software programs that I’ve written and made available to others.

Practopians.org — The website for The Society of Practical Utopians and a description of my philosophical beliefs.

ReasonToRock.com — A complete online book on the aesthetics of rock music.

SoftDevBigIdeas.com — The Big Ideas in Software Development.

UMSeattle.org — I serve as a board member of the University of Michigan Club of Seattle, and as the club’s webmaster.

WordsAboutSongs.com — Writings about songs and their meanings.

Profile Pages

These are some of the other places where you can find info about me on the Web.