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 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.
Tysto's ring logo has a secret meaning.
Laverne is a nice lady and former coworker who occasionally mentioned her horoscope, so we created a horoscope just for her. It changes every time the page loads, so, if you don't like the horoscope you get at first, just reload the page.
Laverne doesn't write the horoscopes, of course. They are written by Mark Beckstrom and Derek Jensen.
Irritable political contributor; liberal... leaning libertarian.
Serious-minded entertainment correspondent... leaning silly but with definite feminist tendencies. (And that's feminist, not feminine.)
Stodgy economics contributor; conservative but not neoconservative.
Itinerant language explainer and tinkerer.
Saucy-mouthed C++ programmer; libertarian... leaning liberal.
Libertarian-inclined realist backwoods network technician.
Independent-minded recovering computer game addict and family man (well, not recovering from the family man part).
Itinerant horoscopist and movie consultant.
The term "staff" is not meant to imply an hourly or salaried status or paid status of any kind. Forward-looking statements are predictions to the best of the ability of the publisher. E pluribus unum. Ad infinitem. Rock and roll.
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Tysto is written in American English, altho we do take liberties with it here and there. Roland insists we use the spellings "tho, thru, thoro," etc. These simplified spellings are real words found in most dictionaries and bound to become the standard in the future. Roland would like to reform English more thoroly, but no one will listen to him but us.
Tysto is pronounced TISS-toh, or, as Roland puts it: tystó.
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