This is the homepage of Ben Brown. I am a writer, designer, programmer, publisher and entrepreneur. I have dedicated most of my entire life to making stuff on the Internet - since 1996!

I live in Austin, Texas with my wife and partner Katie Spence and our two children.

I currently work at Microsoft, where I am working on the future of chatbots and other types of software delivered via messaging.

Some of my current projects:

Tim and Ben's Podcast
I'm making a podcast with my best friend since third grade!
Happy Net Box
A super experimental internet social experiment based on the arcane and near-forgotten retro internet protocol known as FINGER.
The Ben Brown Collection
An Instagram account documenting my comics, books, action figures and memorabilia.
My irregular newsletter
A good way to keep up with what's happening in the Ben-o-sphere.

I'm available in the normal places too - Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Some of my greatest hits:

Email me at benbrown@gmail.com.

I made this website in vi in 2021. The last version of this page was made in 2013.

View past versions of this site in the Internet Archive.