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Barry Schwartz
Worked at Crossworks Inc.
Attended Rutgers University
Lives in Minnesota
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Occupation
I programmed computers. Now I am on disability.
Employment
  • Crossworks Inc.
    Computer programming guy
  • Medical Graphics Inc.
    Computer programming guy
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Currently
Minnesota
Previously
New Jersey
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Introduction

I was born in 1961, and grew up mostly in Kendall Park, New Jersey, USA. As a teenager reading library books I discovered the existence of typefaces. Thus was seeded my main interest these days, typefaces for books.

While studying electrical engineering in the 1980s I discovered troff, TeX, and digital type, and so had his latent interest in typefaces awakened. In 2005, while studying the language Esperanto, I started adding accented letters for that language to fonts, for my own use; before long I was struggling to make the unaccented letters too, in spite of chronic hand pain and the need to use a special input device (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datahand).

I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, with my wife and our many pet dust bunnies.

Bragging rights
I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and can be very annoying, but this characteristic is now cool thanks to that "Monk" character on TV!
Education
  • Rutgers University
    Electrical Engineering, 1984 - 1990
  • Middlesex County College, New Jersey
    Engineering Science, 1981 - 1984
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Male