Long Trance is an online conversation among three geeks who spring from the same gene pool and talk a lot.

Ben (Hober Zeno Short)

An overly young college student with penchant for Linux and overbearing pedantry.

Bob (Barthlomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.)

Bob is a 42-year-old writer, technology geek, occasional musician, and recovering journalism student.

Pat (Patrick M. Berry)

50-year-old with a double life: technical writer by day, actor and theatre techie by night. Other fascinations include science fiction, games, pet rats, and the Cold War space race.