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On my day job I make technical information understandable and accessible to people.


At various times, Tom McMahon has been a magazine editor, a webmaster, a manager of a publications department, a user interface designer, a technical writer, a help desk expert, a technical instructor, a Six Sigma Black Belt, a manufacturing technician, a political campaign manager, a concert publicist for Harry Chapin, a political advance man for Walter Mondale, a nuclear reactor operator, an electronics technician, a janitor, a busboy, and a paid subject for a Mayo Clinic medical experiment.

He will not divulge which of these experiences were formative. He does state, however, that he finds writing in the third person to be rather odd.


humor, fun, current affairs, current events, politics, trivia, history, games, gadgets, toys, television, radio, Edward Tufte, infomation graphics, technical writing, medical equipment, health, science, PJ O'Rourke, Steve Chandler, Nathaniel Branden, internet, intranet, knowledge management, Peter Drucker, Bill O'Reilly, Day of the Jackal, A Christmas Story, Groundhog Day, What About Bob?, Rio Bravo, The Shawshank Redemption, Green Bay Packers, sheepshead, Buddy Holly, Elvis Costello, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, War of the Worlds, Leiningen vs the Ants, Three Skeleton Key, Tom Jones, Mars Attacks, Gateway Arch, What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted?, Veronica, Beyond The Blue Horizon, Police Squad, Airplane, Top Secret!, Doug and the Slugs, Alf, Twilight Zone, History Channel, Milwaukee, Robert Benchley.