David Cortesi was a programmer with IBM in the years before computers were personal. With the personal computer revolution he became a free-lance writer and magazine columnist, producing several well-regarded books including Inside CP/M
and The Essential OS/2 Handbook
. Returnng to salaried employment, he contributed to a number of technical manuals for companies such as Infomix, Novell, and Silicon Graphics (where he wrote the IRIX Device Driver Programmer’s Guide
After retiring from daily work, he looked for a way to apply the skills he’d honed as a technical writer - skills of gathering complex information and organizing it for clear presentation - but to apply them to subjects that are less ephemeral than computer software. Secular Wholeness
is the first result of this effort.