Born in Birmingham, England on 19th February 1943 and lived in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham until the early 1960s
I was first employed by the GPO (now called BT for younger readers), the "highlights" included working on the WB400 Nuclear attack warning system and communications equipment for the UK Regional seats of government.
In 1964 I started working on computers with ICT
Computers and Tabulators),
first as a hardware engineer on ICT 1301 computers. (If the very
mention of printer sprags, hardware sterling multiplication,
Ampex 1" tape drives......bring tears to your eyes please
contact me). Following the 1301, I then worked on 1904 and 1907 mainframes.
I enjoy reading, painting and foreign travel, so I resent the amount of time that I wasted in traffic jams on London's North Circular Road when I worked in Brentford. I was also a member of Mensa after taking a series of tests in 1993.
I now live in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England with my wife Lesley who has put up with me since our marriage in 1969. Lesley is the family historian, I just play with computers.