Our lives are all constrained, to a greater or lesser extent, by the mental and physical boxes in which we find ourselves.
As someone who was bullied unmercifully at school I tend to be a quiet retiring individual who does not go out of my way to draw attention to myself. For this reason this blog will be quite an adventure.
Four years at the unconventional Dartington Hall School provided an escape from bullying. and taught me to think for myself.
I Love Science
I studied Chemistry at University College London and Exeter University but almost anything covered by the New Scientist magazine interests me..
Expect me to ask some interesting questions on my blog
In 1965 I got sucked into the computer industry. I worked on one of the biggest Leo Computer systems in the UK.
Haven't things changed! This computer was less powerful than my mobile phone.
In 1967 I discovered CODIL, which was a way to build "computers" which understood people.
The "high priests" of the Computer Industry didn't want to know!!!
My daughter Lucy became trapped in a "box" nick-named the Muppet House and killed herself a year later.
I could not stop doing research, so in retirement I switched to local and family history and wrote a book about Hemel Hempstead.
I now provide help and advice on the
Genealogy in Hertfordshire web site
How the blog develops will depend on what catches my attention - and what reactions I get from people posting comments. Many of the blogs will place an emphasis on the boxes that trap us - and a significant number will relate to the ways computers and technology affect our lives.