Silence Dogood began his writing career as a typesetter for the New England Courant. After a conflict with the Mather family of Boston over vaccinations, Silence was forced to flee to Philadelphia, where he began working for another newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette which he later purchased. Silence later worked with Al Gore to invent the Aqua Net for water soluble
computers. The technology they developed was later purchased for an undisclosed amount that has been estimated to be in the tens of dollars. Silence now resides in the Ozarks.