Marshall David Brain (born 1961) is the founder of HowStuffWorks.


Brain holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. Brain went on to receive a master's degree in computer science from North Carolina State University (NCSU). Before founding HowStuffWorks, Marshall taught in the computer science department at NCSU and ran a software training and consulting company.

He currently resides in Cary, North Carolina with his wife and four children. He serves on the North Carolina advisory board of DonorsChoose.

He also maintains a website with, among others, essays on transhumanism and robots and an online science-fiction novel on that topic, Manna. Brain argues in his new Robot Nation series that automation will lead to structural unemployment, requiring a guaranteed basic income.[1]

Books by Marshall BrainEdit

Title Publisher ISBN
Marshall Brain's MORE How STUFF Works John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0-7645-6711-X
What If? John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0-7645-6657-1
Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0-7645-6518-4
How Much Does the Earth Weigh? John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0-7645-6519-2
The Teenager's Guide to the Real World BYG Publishing, Inc. ISBN 0-9657430-3-9
Win32 System Services Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-022557-6
Visual C++ 2 Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-305145-5
Using Windows NT Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-091977-2
Motif Programming: The Essentials... and More Digital Press ISBN 1-55558-089-0


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