Three dozen years at OUCS — vol three: 1996-2010

Somewhere around 1995, about the time that Harold Short and I were busy designing the ill-fated UK Arts and Humanities Data Service, I made the transition into management. It’s a bit of a blur now, but I think someone must … Continue reading

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Three dozen years at OUCS – vol two: 1986-1995

This decade began as the age of the BBC micro, the Amstrad Word Processor, and the Computers in Teaching Initiative. At OUCS, the ICL 1906A had been switched off in 1981 and replaced by an unloved but bright orange 2900 … Continue reading

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Three dozen years at OUCS — vol one

I first joined OUCS as a data centre operator in the autumn of 1973. Newly returned with wife and baby from Malawi, I needed the money and OUCS wanted someone to look after its new “remote job entry” facility — … Continue reading

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