May the Fourth – Star Wars Day

May the Fourth – Star Wars Day

I think I have never managed to stay awake through any of the Star Wars films. Obviously lots and lots of people have. We had a trip to Florida in 2005 and visited the Kennedy Space Centre. The picture at the top is the business end of a Saturn V and the picture below...
Freight Rover Computer Centre

Freight Rover Computer Centre

The pile of bricks at the left was the brand spanking new computer centre at Common Lane in about 1984. In 2014 I got the opportunity to visit the site as it was being cleared. A sad day. The building beyond the security hut is (was?) GEC Metro Cammell, the company...
Remember Desktop Publishing

Remember Desktop Publishing

Apple Lisa at Bletchley Park. I worked for Rank Xerox, in the laser print and desktop publishing group, when the Apple Lisa hit the streets. This very smart, compact piece of equipment seemed to generate a new environment overnight. The Lisa, the forerunner to the...