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) then started working on computers with ICT in 1964,
first as a hardware engineer on ICT 1301 computers. (If the very
mention of printer sprags, hardware sterling multiplication,
Ampex 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 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.