I was originally trained as an electronics engineer and spent several years in QA, Service and trouble shooting for companies such as Tektronics. I moved over into the field of computing around 1982. At that time, the apogee of personal computing was the BBC and machines running the CP/M operating system - which turned out to be the forerunner of CP/M 86, MSDOS and finally Windows. Since then I have have very extensive computer related experience including: Software reviewer and technical writer for Computer Shopper (10 years) some programing in high level and assembler, being editor for British Bluegrass News magazine plus being technical director of a software & computer services company.
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