He currently publishes and edits (and writes some of) Health Tech Insider, a website and industry newsletter that covers wearable and mobile devices for health and medical applications. He also has extensive expertise in display technology (he was elected a Senior Member of the Society for Information Display). He has covered just about every category of personal computer hardware and software, starting with the first feature review of the original HP LaserJet for PC Magazine. There are few areas that he is weak on, but these include programming topics, Open Source, Linux, and the Macintosh/iOS environment. He has proven to be a quick study, and am willing to tackle new topic areas.
He is a proactive partner in the success of his articles, and promotes them to his extensive social media network.
Outside of technology, he spends time with his extended family. He also is involved in music (from classical choral works to bluegrass; he plays mandolin), is overly fond of home-grown tomatoes, has a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, and in what time is left, works on projects in his woodworking shop.
He developed his own unofficial minor in Education, and as an undergraduate took several courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
In an external degree program sponsored by a consortium of schools including the University of Massachusetts and Antioch, he developed a program to explore how social networks could be used to make scarce resources available to schools and communities. His doctoral committee included a senior executive for the National Endowment for the Arts and a vice superintendent of the Hartford, CT public schools.
Alfred has more than 35 years' experience in writing and speaking about technology for a wide range of audiences, from academic research organizations to Costco customers. He has built a career on explaining complex concepts so that people can put the information to practical use. He has expertise in a wide range of fields, from displays to wearable and mobile devices for health and medical applications.
Alfred has tested and reviewed hundreds -- if not thousands -- of hardware products over the years, with his work published in major magazines including PC Magazine where he developed test protocols for PC Mag Labs. Most recently, he has covered wearable and mobile devices for health and medical applications for Health Tech Insider.
Alfred is the founding Editor of Health Tech Insider, where he has contributed more than half of the more than 2,300 articles published to date. He is a full-time technology speaker and writer, with a primary focus on wearable and mobile devices for health and medical applications. He can bring the technology component to a healthcare story, or the health perspective to a technology story.
Alfred has written thousands of published articles, from product reviews to industry analysis pieces. He has written single assignments and weekly columns, both for online and print publications. He is a quick study, and brings a rich business-oriented context for any new topic area.
Alfred has written many technology white papers for clients, both bylined and ghost written for company executives. He has also provided page layout services so that clients end up with a PDF ready for printing or distribution.
In addition to being the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, Alfred has also contributed chapters to published works ranging from technology text books to industry analysis for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has also ghost-written book length works for clients.