About the Author
Robert Loftin is an independent software consultant and recently has been involved in the development of internet and intranet applications using Microsoft and Oracle technologies. He has experience in the telecommunications, brokerage, leasing and pharmaceutical industries. Throughout his career, he has fulfilled a variety of application development roles ranging from developer to development manager.
Robert has been involved in the PC industry since the early days; developing custom applications and tools for the first and subsequent IBM PC platforms, which eventually came to be known as the Win/Tel platform. He has pursued many entrepreneurial activities some of which included custom application development, development tools for BASIC programmers, a personal information manager and a web based auction site. His knowledge of various computing technologies has been acquired by investing vast amounts of time in independent study.
Robert has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Duke University, and a master of science degree in biomedical engineering from Rutgers University. He is licensed to practice engineering in the state of North Carolina, and enjoys early morning walks, swimming and hiking. He considers himself a political news junkie and blogs regularly.