Norman Desmarais

Among those who have contributed to the CD-ROM revolution is Norm Desmarais. In real life he is the Acquisitions Librarian at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island USA, but he also has been editor in chief of CD-ROM Librarian/CD-ROM World magazine (now defunct), and is a contributing editor to CD-ROM Professional magazine. In these serious roles he has helped "evangelize" the concept of electronic publishing on optical discs using hypertext.

There is another side to the man, however. He has a very delicious sense of the ridiculous. While many "serious" CD-related publications are hesitant to print his parodies for fear they will be taken literally, we have no such qualms. Please enjoy these articles in the spirit they are offered -- as a lighter moment now and then in the history of the compact disc industry.

Publication List

A list of all Norm's publications.

Articles in this Web Site

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