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John Dvorak

John Dvorak is a contributing editor of PC Magazine, for which he has been writing two columns, including the popular Inside Track, since 1986.

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John Dvorak Biography

John Dvorak graduated from the University of California with a B.A. in history and a chemistry minor. He worked as a chemist for Union Oil and with the Bay Area Air Quality Management as an Air Pollution Inspector before he became interested in computers. In 1975, he returned to the university to learn computer programming.

John joined the microcomputer revolution in 1976, with the purchase of an early SOL computer. By 1978, he began a software company which specialized in the development and sales of CP/M microcomputer software. By 1980, the part-time business was so successful that he quit his day job to run the company full-time.

In addition, he began a popular newsletter, The Software Review. CW Communications approached him in 1982, to edit a growing new journal called InfoWorld. He remained for two years until book contracts required that he concentrate his energies. However, he remained as a free-lance writer and became a leading columnist. (In 1981, he dissolved the software sales company as the market had moved in different directions).

The popular "gossip" and news column moved from InfoWorld to PC Magazine to reach a larger, more advanced computer audience in 1985. (This column is translated and found in Ziff publications on every continent).

He currently writes for a number of publications including: The Vancouver Sun, PC Computing, PC Magazine UK, Boardwatch Magazine, and Microtimes.

John is an on-air television columnist on the popular C/NET cable program, and hosts a weekly nationwide Public Radio interview radio show (Software/Hardtalk) broadcast to over 100 stations. He has had a number of published books. Current titles in print include: Dvorak's Guide to PC Telecommunications, Dvorak's Buyer's Guide (updated yearly), and Dvorak Predicts.

John freelances whenever possible. His writings have appeared in Newsweek, Time-Life, International Herald-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Barrons, Microscope, S.F. Examiner, MicroScope, MacUser, Computer Shopper, Computer Currents, High Tech Import/Export, Continental Magazine, to name a few.

He's been profiled in Business Week, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone.

He has been a featured guest on The Larry King Show (four times), the Christian Science Monitor talk interview show, PBS's All Things Considered, Entertainment Tonight, Voice of America Business Report, as well as other national television and radio shows.

Since 1982, John has been a popular and entertaining feature and keynote speaker at tradeshows, conferences, expositions, and corporate meetings. Tradeshows clients include the following: '85 NCC; '91 West Coast Computer Faire; '93 Softworld - Vancouver, B.C.; '94 1BBSCon; '95 2BBSCon. Germany; and, '95 ComputerFest, Toronto. He has given speeches both in the United States and abroad to a number of organizations. These include: Borland International; Apple Computer, IBM Sales/Marketing; IBM Technical Symposium; Compaq; AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants); Illinois CPA Association; General Electric/NBC; The Progressive Corporation; Nynex; Top Speed Corporation; Novell: CUE (Comten Users' Exchange, Inc.) for Bell Atlantic; INLY (Canada); Acer (Taipei); Fenasoft (Brazil); Clarion Software; Samsung (Korea); Ziff Davis Publishing; OS/2 Professional; NEC; Merisel (Canada); Ameritech; and M Technology, among others.

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John Dvorak is a contributing editor of PC Magazine, for which he has been writing two columns, including the popular Inside Track, since 1986.

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John Dvorak Biography

John Dvorak graduated from the University of California with a B.A. in history and a chemistry minor. He worked as a chemist for Union Oil and with the Bay Area Air Quality Management as an Air Pollution Inspector before he became interested in computers. In 1975, he returned to the university to learn computer programming.

John joined the microcomputer revolution in 1976, with the purchase of an early SOL computer. By 1978, he began a software company which specialized in the development and sales of CP/M microcomputer software. By 1980, the part-time business was so successful that he quit his day job to run the company full-time.

In addition, he began a popular newsletter, The Software Review. CW Communications approached him in 1982, to edit a growing new journal called InfoWorld. He remained for two years until book contracts required that he concentrate his energies. However, he remained as a free-lance writer and became a leading columnist. (In 1981, he dissolved the software sales company as the market had moved in different directions).

The popular "gossip" and news column moved from InfoWorld to PC Magazine to reach a larger, more advanced computer audience in 1985. (This column is translated and found in Ziff publications on every continent).

He currently writes for a number of publications including: The Vancouver Sun, PC Computing, PC Magazine UK, Boardwatch Magazine, and Microtimes.

John is an on-air television columnist on the popular C/NET cable program, and hosts a weekly nationwide Public Radio interview radio show (Software/Hardtalk) broadcast to over 100 stations. He has had a number of published books. Current titles in print include: Dvorak's Guide to PC Telecommunications, Dvorak's Buyer's Guide (updated yearly), and Dvorak Predicts.

John freelances whenever possible. His writings have appeared in Newsweek, Time-Life, International Herald-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Barrons, Microscope, S.F. Examiner, MicroScope, MacUser, Computer Shopper, Computer Currents, High Tech Import/Export, Continental Magazine, to name a few.

He's been profiled in Business Week, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone.

He has been a featured guest on The Larry King Show (four times), the Christian Science Monitor talk interview show, PBS's All Things Considered, Entertainment Tonight, Voice of America Business Report, as well as other national television and radio shows.

Since 1982, John has been a popular and entertaining feature and keynote speaker at tradeshows, conferences, expositions, and corporate meetings. Tradeshows clients include the following: '85 NCC; '91 West Coast Computer Faire; '93 Softworld - Vancouver, B.C.; '94 1BBSCon; '95 2BBSCon. Germany; and, '95 ComputerFest, Toronto. He has given speeches both in the United States and abroad to a number of organizations. These include: Borland International; Apple Computer, IBM Sales/Marketing; IBM Technical Symposium; Compaq; AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants); Illinois CPA Association; General Electric/NBC; The Progressive Corporation; Nynex; Top Speed Corporation; Novell: CUE (Comten Users' Exchange, Inc.) for Bell Atlantic; INLY (Canada); Acer (Taipei); Fenasoft (Brazil); Clarion Software; Samsung (Korea); Ziff Davis Publishing; OS/2 Professional; NEC; Merisel (Canada); Ameritech; and M Technology, among others.

FAQs on booking John Dvorak

  • How to book John Dvorak?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Dvorak for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for John Dvorak, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Dvorak or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Dvorak?

    Booking fees for John Dvorak, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Dvorak, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Dvorak?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Dvorak for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Dvorak for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Dvorak or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Dvorak or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John Dvorak is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Dvorak for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. John Dvorak generally travels from WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dan Frommer, Chris Seper, Dan Lyons, Pedro Ramírez and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Dvorak for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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