Barb Gonzalez wrote The Home Electronics Survival Guide at a time when manufacturers and users thought technology was becoming too complicated. Dubbed the Simple Tech Guru, Barb spoke at the Consumer Electronics Show, wrote for trade magazines, and worked for electronics companies where she became the “eye of the consumer” and simplified everything from manuals and packaging to marketing materials and educational websites. She’s written for Home Theater Magazine, about.com, Technology Tell, and for the “over-40” crowd for NBCUniversal’s Tech Goes Strong. She was the Technology Expert for the Sears community. For the past decade, Barb has split her time, writing freelance articles and a regular column about streaming media for Sound and Vision, and working as a travel photographer, where her work is published in newspapers and magazines in the Pacific Northwest.