The intrepid independent author has often been referred to as the Jack Kerouac of computer programmers and his book "The Programmer's Odyssey" is widely acknowledged as the digital age's equivalent of Kerouac's "On The Road" .
After an IT career stretching from 1972 to 2000 in the UK and USA he is now an independent observer of the technology scene. He also provides services to the boutique IT consultancy spanitis as the curator of their library of computing history resources. In addition he is a non-executive director of digital audio company yellow technology to whom he provides business analysis services.
Sources used in writing the book vary widely and are mostly available over the Internet. For resources that are not available in that way they have been added to the public History of Computing Library curated by the author.