done a little bit of everything...some of it well.
Thom in Patagonia
Hogan's resume reads like a random walk, albeit an interesting one.
Author of over two dozen books (see right column) that combined have
sold over a million copies worldwide, Thom also had a career at
the forefront of a number of high tech startups. That's included
the first mass-produced portable computer (Osborne Computer; Thom
was Director of Software).
the first complete pen-based operating system built entirely from
scratch and completely object-oriented to its core (GO's Penpoint;
Thom was Senior Evangelist).
the first consumer digital camera (QuickCam; Thom was Business
the first table publishing program (Tycho TableMaker; Thom was
the founder and product designer, and headed up marketing and
the way, Thom has been a professional symphony musician (Spokane
Symphony), a television director/producer (KWSU, KTIU), a filmmaker,
a university instructor (filmmaking and television production at
Indiana University), the lead editor of several publications (including
Infoworld), and even worked on a feature film ("The George
Dunlap Tape," which eventually became "Brainstorm").
traveler, Thom spends much of his time photographing the wilds and
teaching photography workshops in some of America's most interesting
outdoor locales. Thom is a former board member of the American Hiking
Society and a frequent contributor to environmental causes. Some
of his travels are documented here on the site (hint: click on the
Travel tab at the top of the display).
most recent "real job" (as his dad would call it) was
a three-year stint as Executive Editor of BACKPACKER magazine.
While he loves what he's doing and continues to crank out new Nikon
books and materials, Thom says he'd consider another real job if
it involved another "big thing."
Guide to Washington State (Dept. of Interior, State of
(Indiana University). Out of print.
User's Guide (Osborne/McGraw-Hill).
Forth (Osborne/McGraw-Hill). Out of print.
Guide to the Apple II (Random House). Out of print.
Programmer's Reference (Prentice Hall). Out of print.
MS-DOS (M&T Books). Out of print.
PC Sourcebook (Microsoft Press).
Encyclopedia (Microsoft Press, co-author).
Mac Sourcebook (Microsoft Press). Out of print.
the Macintosh in C (Microsoft Press, with co-author Kurt
Nikon Field Guide (Silver
Pixel Press). Out of print. For much more information on the
Nikon Field Guide, click here.
Nikon Flash Guide (Silver
Guides to numerous Nikon and Nikon related Digital SLRs (byThom Press): Nikon N65,
F100, F5, F6, D1/D1h/D1x, D2h/D2hs, D2x/D2x, D3, D40/D40x, D50, D60, D70/D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D700, D5000, Fujifilm S2, and Fujifilm S5.