- Cary Lu
Cary Lu (
December 4, 1945– September 23, 1997) was a writer specialising on the Apple Macintoshplatform.
Qingdao, China, Lu arrived in the United Statesat the age of three, and grew up in California. He studied physicsat University of California, Berkeley, and eventually earned a Ph.D.in biologyfrom the California Institute of Technology.
Lu worked in
televisionfor several years on projects for NBCand CBSNews, developed short films for Sesame Streetand other children's programs on the PBS and was the science and technology editor for the Children's Television Workshop.
He was part of the group that started Nova for PBS and worked on science and technology education projects for the governments of
Australia, Kenya, and Algeria.
Lu was a best-selling author of Macintosh books.
Possibly one of his most well-known works is "
The Apple Macintosh Book", the first edition of which was released almost simultaneously with the Macintosh 128Kin 1984. The second edition covered the Macintosh 512K, while the third edition covered six Macintosh models in all. The fourth edition of the book (published in 1992) covered 21 models (including discontinued models, such as the Macintosh 128K), and even included mentions of the Macintosh Classicseries, the Macintosh Quadraseries, the PowerBooks, and System 7 (Macintosh).
Lu was founding managing editor of "High Technology", technology editor for "Inc." and a columnist on future technology for "Inc. Technology". He wrote columns and articles for "
Macworld" magazine and other computer and technology publications.
His final book, "The Race for Bandwidth: Understanding Data Transmission," was finished by friends, the technology writers
Adam C. Engstand Stephen Manes, and published posthumously.
* "The Apple Macintosh Book"
* "E-World—The Official Guide for Macintosh Users"
* "The Race for Bandwidth: Understanding Data Transmission"
* [http://www.tidbits.com/carylu/default.html An Obituary for Cary Lu] from
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