Winn L. Rosch

Engineer , Attorney , Journalist ,

Author and Editor

About the Author

Who's responsible for this madness?

Self portrait.Winn L. Rosch has written about personal computers since 1981 and has penned over 1,000 published articles about them—a mixture of reviews, how-to guides, and background pieces explaining new technologies. One of these was selected by The Computer Press Association as the best feature article of the year for 1987; another was runner-up for the same award in 1990. He has written other books about computers, the most recent of which are The Winn L. Rosch Multimedia Bible PC and The Winn L. Rosch Printer Bible. Click here to visit the Museum and see them all. Rosch has been a contributing editor to PC Magazine, PC Week, PC Sources, Computer Shopper, and other computer publications. His books and articles have been reprinted in several languages (French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish).

Since June, 2000, Rosch has assumed a regular gig reporting on personal technology for the Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper, in addition to his other activities.

Besides writing, Rosch is an attorney licensed to practice in Ohio and holds a Juris Doctor degree. A member of the Ohio State Bar Association, he has served on the association's computer law committee.

In other lifetimes, Rosch has worked as a photojournalist, electronic journalist, and broadcast engineer. For 10 years, he wrote regular columns about stereo and video equipment for The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest daily newspaper, and regularly contributed lifestyle features and photographs. In Cleveland, where he still holds out, he has served as a chief engineer for several radio stations. He also has worked on electronic journalism projects for the NBC and CBS networks.

When deadlines don't loom too close, Rosch has been known to ambush people to collect their images on photographic film. He sometimes works the results into oil paintings, some of which you can see on display in the Gallery.

Although Rosch has abandoned his efforts at creating a perpetual motion machine (it kept him up at night), he is now putting the finishing touches on his latest creation, the world's first perpetual stillness machine.