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Tony Bove

Updated: 2017-04-16T01:36Z
Tony Bove
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Tony Bove (left) with Adam Osborne, 1983
Philadelphia, PA
OccupationAuthor, publisher, musician

Tony Bove (born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[citation needed]) is an author, publisher, and musician. He has authored or coauthored more than two dozen computer-related books and multimedia CD-ROMs, and has served as author and editor of various magazine articles.[citation needed]


Tony Bove wrote the book The Art of Desktop Publishing (Bantam Books, 1986).[1]

He is the cofounder, editor and publisher of Desktop Publishing Magazine, User's Guide to CP/M,[citation needed] and Bove and Rhodes Inside Report (with Cheryl Rhodes).[2][3][unreliable source?][4]

Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead and Tony Bove (right), 2006

In 1991, Bove started doing multimedia development on personal computers.[5] His Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties CD-ROM was produced with poet and San Francisco Oracle underground newspaper editor Allen Cohen,[citation needed] featuring music from the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane.[citation needed][6]

Bove wrote iPod and iTunes For Dummies and coauthored iPad Application Development For Dummies with Neal Goldstein. Bove coauthored The iLife '04 Book with Andy Ihnatko. He wrote The GarageBand Book, and The Well-Connected Macintosh with Cheryl Rhodes. He wrote Official Macromedia Director Studio and Adobe Illustrator: The Official Handbook for Designers.[citation needed]

Bove was the editor of Desktop Publishing Magazine, User's Guide to CP/M, Portable Companion (for Osborne Computer Corporation), and Jim Warren's DataCast, as well as a columnist in Computer Currents, Macintosh Today, NewMedia, Publish!, The WELL, The Chicago Tribune,[7] and the Prodigy (online service), and a contributor to magazines including NeXTWorld, Dr. Dobb's Journal, and Whole Earth Software Catalog and Review.[citation needed]

In 2005, Bove wrote the book Just Say No to Microsoft (No Starch Press, 2005),[8] to which John C. Dvorak added a foreword.[9]

Tony Bove is a cofounder[not in citation given] and band member (harmonica, vocals, and songwriting) of the Flying Other Brothers rock band[10] (which included Roger McNamee, Pete Sears, Barry Sless, and G. E. Smith[citation needed]).


  • Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties (1991)



Bove's Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties CD-ROM was previewed in Wired.[6]

Robert Scoble reviewed Bove's book Just Say No to Microsoft,[8] to which John C. Dvorak added a foreword.[9]

Bove's book The Art of Desktop Publishing (Bantam Books, 1986) was reviewed by Erik Sandberg-Diment in The New York Times.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sandberg-Diment, Erik (July 15, 1986). "Personal Computers; The Certain Approach of Desktop Publishing". The New York Times. Retrieved 1986-07-15.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Corcoran, Cate (4 November 1991). "Apple reveals plans for updated A/UX, PowerOpen Unix development alliance". InfoWorld. pp. 115–116. 
  3. ^ "Word of Mouth by Denise Caruso: The Dynamic Duo Publishes Again". Media Letter. September 1990. Retrieved 1990-09-01.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Don Lancaster's Resource Bin #45" (PDF). Nuts & Volts Magazine. October 1995. Retrieved 1995-10-01.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ Markoff, John (October 27, 1991). "Technology; Mouse! Movie! Sound! Action!". The New York Times. Retrieved 1991-10-27.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ a b "I Want My Desktop MTV". Wired 1.03. January 1995. Retrieved 1995-01-01.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ Bove, Tony; Rhodes, Cheryl (March 26, 1995). "Multimedia Makes Its Mark". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 1995-03-26.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ a b "'Just say no to Microsoft' an interesting read". Scobelizer. January 8, 2006. Retrieved 2006-01-08. 
  9. ^ a b Foreword, Just Say No To Microsoft. Wiley Publishing. October 1, 2005. Retrieved 2005-10-01. 
  10. ^ "This Week's Clue: Moore's Law for Energy". October 7, 2002. Retrieved 2002-10-07. 

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