About the Author
Russ Steele has been a freelance writer for trade, computer and science magazines since 1978. He has published articles in Kilobyte, Science Probe, Amateur Radio Astronomy, Satellite Times, Monitoring Times, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life and Comstock’s. He has also written regular columns for The Union Newspaper and Comstock’s, a regional business magazine.  He is currently working on his second book project,  which explores 50 years of technology innovation in Nevada County, California.

Russ lived in Cobalt, Idaho from 1949 to 1952, and again in 1956 and 1957.  He graduated from Salmon High School in 1957, attended Idaho State College for two years before entering the Air Force, retiring as a Lt/Col. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science.

Russ, with his wife Ellen and four daughters, moved back to Nevada County, California in 1980, following his retirement from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel.  He was a project manager, strategic planner and advance product development manager for TRW from 1980 to 1996, and President/CEO of a non-profit internet service provider for 18 month following his retirement from TRW.

In addition to operating his consulting and writing business, Russ is a community service volunteer. He sits on the Board Sierra Environmental Studies Foundation. He is also a former Nevada County Transportation Commissioner and Economic Resource Council Board Member.



  1. You,ve beem a busy fellow since Cobalt, wish I could talk face to face but aint gona happen, I, m to broke and my wife says I cant go accross the road. lol

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