computing

From mucking about on the Spectrum ZX81 – mostly for fun – to programming mobile-friendly HTML emails on a powerful PC, my computers have been invaluable tools in pretty much everything I’ve done since the later 1980s. And now they’re helping me preserve my legacy.

Atari STs, Asgard – and a touch of romance

Atari STs, Asgard – and a touch of romance

Photo © Bill Bertram, 2006 - Own work Upgrading to the cutting edge Atari ST was a gamechanger both for me and for our barely-started Asgard Publishing Services partnership. It opened up a new world of software, and a mouse-driven interface which was at least as good...

‘Making Choices’ – writing an early computer game…

‘Making Choices’ – writing an early computer game…

Who likes a good adventure game? Well, me for one. So it's no surprise that when I got my all-singing, all-dancing Spectrum setup after writing The Spectrum Add-On Guide one of the first things I did was to program an adventure game of my own... I actually used that...

On the Spectrum…

On the Spectrum…

It was 1982, and I'd just launched my freelance career. And - ironically - found I had a bit of time on my hands. Phil Gardner, who'd helped me get my very first freelance job as an encyclopaedia contributor, came up trumps again. For some reason he'd ordered a new...

A programmer? Moi?

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