About me

I was born in 1962, which means that now (2011) I am almost 50.

I have no formal training in computer or anything related to them. I haven't finished high school either. Lately I have discovered I have ADHD, which explains a lot.

I have begun working with computers in 1985. It was a computers center of the south Arava desert in Israel. We used DEC PDP11/73. I was a member of Kibbutz Lotan then.
I left for studying photography and didn't come back to this place but computers were a part of my life.

In 1987 I married Osnat who was my friend from 1980. We had two children (Nevet and Or) while we were members of Lotan. Then we left to Kibbutz Tamuz which is an Urban Kibbutz in the city of Beit Shemesh. Here, our third child (Rachel) was born.

When we left (in 1996), I started working for Bashan Systems, first supporting their software and then a part of the team that set up Bashan's Internet development center. I was the "web interface" guy in the team. I learnt HTML and image manipulation all by myself. Remember, it was '96, no one taught this stuff then.

My first question in a newsgroup was in May 30th 1996 and I haven't shut up since then.

My mission is to connect people and information using technology. Translating the Cluetrain Manifesto into Hebrew was part of that mission.

From 2010 to 2008 I was the Webmaster of Shatil, an organization that helps voluntary organizations for Social Change.

Now (2011), I am the Webmaster of the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem.

People are more important than computers.