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 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.
Books by Marshall BrainEdit
|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|
- Factory Floor with Marshall Brain (2008) – Host
- Who Knew? With Marshall Brain (2008) – Host
- The Oprah Winfrey Show (2006) – Himself
- Official website
- Interview with Changesurfer Radio
- "Welcome to the machine?", Salon magazine
- CNN interview, CNN, August 15, 2003
- "Making Money With Web Sites" blog
- "Sultan of Stuff", RPI Alumni Magazine, June 2002
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