Profile: Charles Scott

Personal background
Originally from Detroit, I'm now happily living among the beautiful hills and lakes of Northern Michigan. My wife Jan, our two children Amy and Krista, and I moved here to Petoskey (about 40 miles Southwest of the Mackinaw Bridge) and are really loving it.

My background is scattered from starting in commercial broadcast, to doing electronics design, to working in sectro-chemical analysis, programing, and now various aspects of the Internet. After having built and sold a full service Internet company, I now own and operate Gaslight Media (, which focuses on high-end Web services (for which I do much of the programming) and dedicated connectivity.

I've always been a die-hard techie and probably always will be, but also have a great interest in Space and all things about it. Having been into Ham Radio for some 38 years (currently N8DNX -, I've had the pleasure of actually talking directly to astronauts in space and great people in nearly every corner of the earth and working with our local public service communications group to provide emergency and disaster communications support to the professional emergency services. Contacting or even hearing something from a distant civilization in another corner of Space would seem to me to be the ultimate in communications--which is why the SETI@home project captured my attention from the beginning.

I also love chugging around the Great Lakes on "Four O'Clock" (Bayliner 4788), our floating pride and joy, and hope to make that a full time passion as my youngest finally heads off to college (or wherever). Now, if I can only stop working so hard!

Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I run SETI@home mostly because I'd love to see the project succeed! It seems to me that contact of any sort with a distant civilization is the ultimate in communications, with which I've had a life-long passion. I also believe that any success of a SETI search would provoke a great deal of thought about who, what, and where we are, and thus would have far reaching positive benefits to society.

Clearly, SETI@home is both inspired and inspiring. Technology and opportunities, combined with a good measure of ingenuity, have created a similarly inspired community of participants. Even if there is no definitive outcome, SETI@home has advanced technology, showcased cooperative effort, and made a true contribution to human knowledge.
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