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A life-long ambition fulfilled - When Computing Got Personal in a central table display on the ground floor of the new Foyles on Charing Cross Road.
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Thanks Jason for a great review...
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Recently published When Computing Got Personal: A History of the Desktop Computer. Available on Kindle and in paperback.
#retrocomputing #computerhistory #techhistory  
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Each robot is about the size of a shoe and is 3D printed. And quite cute.
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Nice to know that my contribution allowed a few people to have a decent Christmas.
Watch this video to see how homeless people were helped this Christmas.
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A good argument for a 'living wage', with reference to the Swiss referendum.
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I've never thought of it like that before!
 
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!” - Ted Grant 

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Sounds reasonable to me, but I'd like to know how Hachette responds.
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Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice, with its superb opening, was 200 years old in 2013. Here, Martin Chilton picks 30 great beginnings of novels.
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Interesting take on 'rewriting Shakespeare in the style of...'
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The high-tech poetry competition, which explored how computer code can be read as poetic language, is accepting submissions for the next competition.
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Technical journalist and writer
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  • Matt Publishing
    Proprietor, 1997 - present
  • Future Publishing
    Editor, 1986 - 1988
  • VNU
    Editor, 1983 - 1986
  • Haymarket Group
    Editor, 1981 - 1983
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Ealing, London - Bristol, UK - Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK - Norton-in-Hales, UK - Sevenoaks, UK
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Technical journalist and writer.
Introduction
I am a technical journalist and a writer, currently working on two non-fiction works and a novel. I am the editor of HardCopy magazine and in the past have edited Developer Network Journal and a number of other titles connected to the computer industry.
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  • Keele University
    Electronics, 1971 - 1976
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Last chance for Windows
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This is my editorial from the Summer 2012 issue of HardCopy magazine: The imminent launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT is big news. Microsoft