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Robert Curtis Lewis (b. March 4, 1947, Akron, Ohio) was a founding member (along with Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh) of the New Wave band Devo. He played basketball briefly for Bobby Knight at Cuyahoga Falls High School, was a National Merit Scholar at Kent State University, and the first student at the university to earn a degree in anthropology, graduating shortly after the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970.

In 1971, Lewis, along with Devo co-founder Gerald Casale and Peter Gregg, recorded three proto-Devo songs, I Been Refused, I Need A Chick and Auto Mowdown, on primitive recording equipment located over Guido's Pizza Shop in Kent, Ohio. Lewis and Gerald Casale were the originators of the concept of de-evolution, writing seminal tracts in the now-defunct LA Staff, and later formed the band with Mark Mothersbaugh.

Lewis studied poetry with Black Mountain poet Ed Dorn, British poet Eric Mottram and Robert Bertholf, an English professor at Kent who later was named the curator of the poetry collection and Charles D. Abbot Scholar at the University at Buffalo.

In 1978, after Devo signed a multi-million dollar multi-album contract with Warner Brothers Records, co-founder Bob Lewis asked for credit and compensation for his contributions to the band. The band refused to negotiate, and sued Lewis in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking a declaratory judgment stating Lewis had no rights to the name or theory of De-evolution. Lewis then filed an action in United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, alleging theft of intellectual property. During discovery, Lewis produced articles, promotional materials, documentary evidence and an interview recorded at the Akron Art Institute following the premiere of In the Beginning was the End in which Mothersbaugh and other band members credited Lewis with developing the theory of de-evolution, and the band quickly settled for an undisclosed sum.

He wrote and performed as Hurricane Bob on the New Wave Akron compilation album, Bowling Balls from Hell, and worked on videos with New Wave groups Tin Huey, Hammer Damage and Human Switchboard. In the 1980s, when working as a consultant in Damascus, Syria, he was Middle East Correspondent for Rolling Stock magazine, published by Dorn and Jennifer Dunbar Dorn. His poetry has been published in Creedences, Shelley's and the Poetry Review, when Eric Mottram was editor.

As a result of his experiences during the Devo litigation, Lewis began consulting with trial lawyers, doing legal research and writing, and writing commentary on cultural and political issues.

Lewis currently resides in Independence, Missouri.
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Total Books: 17
The Feminist Lie It Was Never About Equality
2017 - The Feminist Lie It Was Never About Equality (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781546926092
ISBN-10: 1546926097
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Leading IT Still the toughest job in the world Second edition
2011 - Leading It Still the Toughest Job in the World Second Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780974935478
ISBN-10: 0974935476
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Bare Bones Change Management What you shouldn't not do
2010 - Bare Bones Change Management What You Shouldn't Not Do (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780974935447
ISBN-10: 0974935441
Genre: Business & Money
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Keep the Joint Running A Manifesto for 21st Century Information Technology
2009 - Keep the Joint Running a Manifesto for 21st Century Information Technology (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780974935430
ISBN-10: 0974935433
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Bare Bones Project Management What you can't not do
2006 - Bare Bones Project Management What You Can't Not Do (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780974935423
ISBN-10: 0974935425
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Leading IT The Toughest Job in the World
2004 - Leading It the Toughest Job in the World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780974935409
ISBN-10: 0974935409
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Bob Lewis's IS Survival Guide
1999 - Bob Lewis's Is Survival Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780672314377
ISBN-10: 0672314371
Genres: Business & Money, Computers & Technology
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Modern Fighting Vehicles
1988 - Modern Fighting Vehicles [Concise Color Guides Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780681404335
ISBN-10: 0681404337
Genres: History, Science & Math
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1981 - Harriet Tubman [Great American Women] (Audio Cassette)
Basis Lotus 123 Release 22
Basis Lotus 123 Release 22 [Addison-Wesley Computer-Based Learning Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780201821987
ISBN-10: 0201821982
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Basis Microsoft Word 60 Windows
Basis Microsoft Word 60 Windows [Addison-Wesley Computer-Based Learning Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780201837117
ISBN-10: 0201837110
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Care and Control
Care and Control [Discussion Paper] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780853743187
ISBN-10: 0853743185
Genre: Nonfiction
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Computer Based Training [Training Technology Programme Ser ; Vol 12] (Hardcover)