This section starts with my resumé, or, perhaps more correctly, my curriculum vitae.
Further on down, you'll find sections dealing with my affiliations and citations.
As usual, all comments and criticism to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Born: Liverpool, England: 1929
Liverpool Institute High School (De Inny),1941-1947
(School Certificate & Higher School Certificate: nine distinctions including Latin, History, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry).
Open Exhibition Pure Mathematics, Downing College, Cambridge, 1947.
National Service Conscript, British Army 1948-1950: Sgt Instructor, Radar (REME).
Downing College, Cambridge 1950-1954
Maths Tripos 1st class Part I; senior optime Part II.
Diploma Numerical Analysis & Automatic Computing, 1954.
IBM UK & US subsidiaries:
various systems programming roles, 1955-70.
Exposed to 704/705/650/1400/360/1100 and vice versa.
Manager University Systems, 1970-73.
Freelance programmer, consultant & writer: 1974- :
diverse books; articles and columns in Computer Language, AI/Expert, UNIX Review, Computer Weekly, Software Development, UNIX Developer, Manifold, American Mathematical Monthly, London Times, Lotus Magazine, Mondo 2000.
Keynote speaker at UNIOPS, IBM CUA, BCS (British Computer Society), AMUS (AlphaMicro Users' Society), SD (Software Development) and ESP (Embedded Systems Programming) Conferences.
Parallel Showbiz/Folksong career: over 200 Radio & TV shows.
Founder/Member, St Lawrence Folk Song Society (Cambridge University , 1950);
Concerts with Paul Robeson, Rory MacEwan, Willie Rushton, Spike Milligan, Sir Bernard Miles, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Dominic Behan, Ewan MacColl, Fritz Spiegl, The Spinners, The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, Seamus Ennis, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, Jacquie & Bridie, Leon Rosselson, Brian Jacques, Shirley Collins, Rosalie Sorrels, Hedy West, The High-level Ranters, Alex Cambell, Bill Connolly (and the Humblebums!), Jasper Carrot, JED, A. L. Lloyd.
Soccer: semi-official bard for Liverpool FC; traveled with the team in the 1970s, home, away, and Europe preparing the O Liverpool We Love You LP.
Manager to Kevin Keegan, Tommy Smith, and Larry Hughes for two seasons.
Association for Literary & Linguistic Computing
Founder member. Served two terms as Committee member.
Former Chairman, SIG, Biblical & Related Near Eastern Literature.
Member of SIGAPL, SIGSOFT, and SIGPLAN.
IEEE Computer Society
Subscriber to The Annals of the History of Computing.
Mathematical Association of America.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Charter Member, November, 1992
California Sheriff's Association
I've been a proud, active member of the AlphaMicro
Users' Society since 197mumble...
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Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
Ed. David Crystal, Cambridge University Press, 1987.
The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Ed. Tom McArthur, Oxford University Press, 1992.
The Art of Persuasion: A National Review Rhetoric for Writers
National Review Inc., 1991.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Compiled by Eric S. Raymond & Guy L. Steele Jr., The MIT Press, 1993.
A Quarter Century of UNIX
Peter H. Salus, Addison-Wesley, 1994.
Programming Languages--Design & Implementation, 3rd Edition
Terrence W. Pratt & Marvin V. Zelkowitz, Prentice Hall, 1995
World Shakespeare Bibliography
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC., 1996