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About Barbara Boyd
Barbara worked at Apple from 1985 to 1990, followed by jobs in marketing and publishing at IDG (International Data Group) and later for a small San Francisco design firm. In 1998, she left the corporate world to study Italian, write, and teach.
Barbara divides her time between city life in Rome and country life on an olive farm in Calabria. She stays busy writing, keeping up with technology, growing olives, and making pizza.
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