Larry Aronson grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated with honors from Evanston Township High School. He attended the University of Illinois
in Champaign-Urbana earning a BA in Math/Computer Science and a BS in Psychology, while working for IBM as an Assistant Systems Engineer.
In January of 1971, Larry moved New York City, worked at a number of jobs
in New York’s radio, theater and recording industries; then as assistant manager of User Services at Columbia University's computer center where he did post-graduate work for a Masters degree in
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science. He left
academia in the late '70s to work for Boeing's
Computer Services division; eventually becoming the New York Technical Service manager.
Larry was already working with micro computers before the debut of the IBM PC and left Boeing
to start his own business as an independent consultant working through most of the late Eightys and early Nineties on major projects with: The CBS News,
Election Unit, The
Product Safety Information Systems division of the Mobil Oil Company and Merrill Lynch.
When the World Wide Web was launched in the early '90s, Larry became active in the discussion lists devoted to Web publishing. In 1994 he wrote the first Web book, The HTML Manual of Style published by
Ziff-Davis Press. and spent the rest of the century teaching HTML and building Websites.
Larry lives in a Manhattan loft in the heart of
“Silicon Alley” and devotes his time to helping people build their lives on the Web. He is a founder
of the World Wide Web Artist’s Consortium, a board member of the New York Software Industries Association, a founding member of the Social Media Club’s New York City chapter, and a lifetime member of the Association for Computing Machinery.