Kyle of the website Los Angeles I'm Yours profiled me and took a bunch of photos of my office. I had a great time chatting with him.
Mark is based in Studio City, where he lives with his family in the hills neighboring Laurel Canyon. He grew up in Colorado for the most part, his father’s time in the Coast Guard landing him and his family in various locations from Hawaii back to returning to Colorado. “I basically grew up in Boulder,” he said, noting his father eventually worked at IBM as an engineer. “I actually studied engineering in school -- I have a degree in mechanical engineering. But, when I got out of school, instead of going to work as an engineer, I was in a band. We moved to London and played there for a while. We didn’t get a record deal or anything like that. But, it was fun. After a while of living in poverty in London, I moved back to the United States, to California, and got a job at Memorex as a disk drive design engineer, designing disk drives. I did that off and on for five years.”
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.