Mark Weiser Background

Mark Weiser Background

Selected highlights of Mark's life at work


I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have two daughters, ages 16 and 20 (in 1997). My oldest daughter Nicole lives in San Luis Obispo -- she did the first version of this web page.

Mark in College

After attending New College in Sarasota, Florida from 1969 to 1970, Mark dropped out to join friends and work in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1976 he enrolled in the University of Michigan where in 1979 he earned his Ph.D in Computer and Communication Sciences. (He still has no undergraduate degree.) Mark went on to teach in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, being promoted in 1985 to Associate Professor with tenure before moving to Xerox PARC.

Mark's Childhood

Mark Weiser was born on July 23, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. Named Mark David Weiser after his father, David, he moved with his family to Mt. Carroll, Illinois when he was four years old. There he enjoyed a peaceful existence with his paper route, electronic projects, and garage band the Outsiders (not the Outsiders). At the age of fourteen he and his family moved to Ithaca, New York and after one year moved to Stony Brook, New York where he finished high school.

More Pictures

pictures of me.

Alternate life

Mark is the drummer for rock band Severe Tire Damage, the first live band on the internet, who opened electronically for the Rolling Stones, and who are the first regularly scheduled live music show on the Internet. Check them out!


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Other methods: Home fax: 415-322-0625.
Address: Mark Weiser, Xerox PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304.
Recognizing: blue eyes, brown hair (but not on top), wears glasses or contacts, 5'8", weighs 178 (ideal: 160). Built like a drummer.

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Mark Weiser / November 24, 1995