2004-2008, Contributing Editor of EContent magazine. Bob writes seven print columns a year and twelve online columns for ECxtra. In 2005 he helped EContent editor Michelle Manafy design and build the voting system for the EContent 100.
2004-2006, founder and first Executive Director (later Technology Advisor) of CM Professionals, The Content Management Community of Practice. Bob Boiko, Tony Byrne, Frank Gilbane, James Robertson, Ann Rockley, Lou Rosenfeld, Martin White, and twenty other CM Pros got behind Bob's idea of a new professional association. Bob built the CM Pros public website in September 2004 and served as principal website designer and programmer. He helped CM Pros grow to almost 600 members at its fourth international Summit in Boston. CM Pros was named one of the 100 top Content sites of 2005 by EContent magazine. In 2003 July, Bob created BlogAudio to help Christopher Lydon, founding host of NPR's "The Connection," get back on the air with his own radio show. Working with Chris, Dave Winer, and Adam Curry, helped to create the first podcast.
2003-present, Editor-in-Chief, CMS Review, studying the classification and evaluation of content management systems. Helped to organize the third international OSCOM conference at Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Produced and edited audio/video of the conference sessions which are being webcast.1999-present, CEO, skyBuilders.com, developing enterprise web software with son Derek. Wrote fully featured WYSIWYG editor for Mozilla browser.
1994-1998, Digital Video Editor, NewMedia Magazine. Wrote cover stories on Desktop Video, Web Servers, and (with Derek) Serving Dynamic Pages.
1993-1995, Desktop Video Columnist, Videomaker Magazine. Wrote stories on Desktop Video, Multicamera Editing.
1984-1986, 11th certified developer for Apple Macintosh, with Holly and son Rob wrote first desktop publishing program, MacPublisher, in 1984 (before PageMaker). Sold to Letraset in 1986.
1980-84, VP, Chief Scientist, iXO, invented Telecomputer, a handheld computer terminal with built-in phone-line-powered modem (cover of Byte magazine, 1982). Raised $13 million in venture capital funding.The Toy Manufacturers of America named Merlin the best selling Toy and Game Item (SKU) in America in 1980 (2.2 million sold). In 1978 Merlin (painted blue) and Milton Bradley Simon shared the cover of the Christmas issue of Newsweek.
1977-1980, Partner with wife Holly and brother-in-law Wendl Thomis, MicroCosmos, invented six electronic games for Parker Brothers, including Merlin, The Electronic Wizard and Wildfire, a handheld pinball game.
1973-1977, CEO of Super8 Sound, invented synchronous sound recorder for Super8 film cameras, with Wendl Thomis and Jay Kirsch.
1971-1973, Coordinator, NASA Ground-based Observing Program for the SkyLab missions.
1968-1971, Secretary of NASA Astronomy Missions Board.
1968-1973, Assistant to the Director of Harvard College Observatory.
1968, Ph.D. Astrophysics, Harvard University___________________________
Work with Charles Nesson in Jamaica
Building Christopher Lydon's BlogRadio Studio
Thoughts on Israel/Palestine
The WiFi revolution
Multilingual Internet and Web Jargon
An Open-Source Database Model/Schema