About James E. Gaskin

Writes books, articles, and jokes about technology, and consults for those who don’t read his books and articles.


James Gaskin started providing technical answers for readers and clients in his trademark "unbiased and unboring" way back in 1984. Talk Is Cheap, book number 16, continues his tradition of helping readers choose and use the right technology for their small to medium sized business. Published book #17 is about Texas, not technology: Texas Hysterical Society

James Gaskin

Whenever he wants to avoid computers, James plays classical chamber music on the violin and tennis (but not at the same time) in the Dallas area. And sometimes he plays new music on old instruments.

Feature stories, analysis, case studies, regular columns, articles, and blogs.


Marketing materials, reviewers guides, Product Review Dress Rehearsal, ghost-written articles and blogs.


Keynote speaker, moderator, or Master of Ceremonies for events small, large, private, and public.


Explaining Geeks to Humans and the Inverse” humorous presentation on ways everyone can work together.