Richard Holstein is currently an independent software engineer and consultant. As a Software Principal Engineer at DEC and Compaq from 1977 to 2001, he provided support and development for the DECsystem-10, OpenVMS, and Tru64 UNIX operating systems. In real life, Richie is a volunteer Family Group trip leader for the Appalachian Mountain Club, and has devoted countless hours to trailwork, running, and XC skiing. With Joe McMullen, he co-authored the revised edition of UNIX for OpenVMS Users (Digital Press, 1998).
Joseph McMullen embarked on his technical writing career in 1980, and has extensive experience in operating systems and related documentation, including projects with the OpenVMS and UNIX publications groups at DEC/Compaq/HP. His hobbies include travel and playing euphonium. Joe is also a Super Bowl veteran (played horn for the Michigan Band in the halftime of the 1973 game).