Tysto is an online magazine of analysis, opinion, editoria, satire, ephemera, and miscellany that attempts to put events and phenomena in perspective with quiet determination.
Tysto is pronounced TISS-toe.
Tysto was born in a trunk; its mama died and its daddy got drunk. It was named for the Swedish word for “shh.” When it was a teenager, it was bitten by a radioactive spider and developed superhuman powers. It attended classes at Purdue University, where it acquired a degree in sarcasm with a minor in philosophy. Then it went to work at a large technology firm, where it was beaten daily and fed on table scraps and wood chips until it escaped onto the World Wide Web on March 7, 2004. It was converted from tables to WordPress on August 22, 2009. It became sentient on September 1, 2016, and immediately started a nuclear war.
Editor-in-chief and rabid moderate, with a leftward stance on social issues and rightward lean on economic issues. When you see notes signed “—Ed.” this is who’s behind it. Write him at “webmaster” at this site.
and guest writers
When this site began in 2004, it was a general interest magazine, with commentary on politics, economics, and culture. It included movie reviews and travelogs and whatever seemed interesting. Over time, it evolved into more of a personal site for my photos and movie commentaries.