From CV to Eulogy

If ideas are to us the measure of time, he that thinks most, lives longest. Samuel Johnson.

Updated 5 April 2018

Some people:

  • Only listen long enough to argue – or to criticize – but not to understand;
  • Believe that if they do not understand what someone is trying to say, then that person is quite obviously stupid!

I invite these timid souls to Exit this site via the “It’s Not the Critic Who Counts / Keep Daring Greatly” video.



Convent of Jesus and Mary, Honours Degree in Ergonomics and Cybernetics.

Anglo-French Careers

Assistant Chef at Casino Royale, Schoolteacher, Computer Science University Lecturer, Electronic Test Engineer, Hardware Designer, Software Architect, Database Architect, Control System Engineer.

Life-Critical Design Challenges


I worked for decades on major elements of the largest control system in the world at CERN, where my colleagues Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau invented the WWW.

Medical Imaging

At CERN, I also worked under Nobel Prizewinner Georges Charpak for whom I designed the Intelligent Video Capture Board for the Prototype PET Cancer Scanner he developed at CERN.
I also worked on MRI scanners, Gamma Cameras, and Ultrasound scanners.

Aircraft Safety

Aircraft Black Boxes, and Instrument Landing System (ILS), also Air Traffic Control Voice Recorders.

A Burden, Deficiency, Affliction, or Gift?

Anything that makes one man different from another is a burden.

Did I suffer from Attention Deficiency as a baby and a child? I was left on my own for long periods, so I had to work out everything for myself?

Am I suffering from chronic empathy? I feel other peoples pain. I work out a solution. I am so happy when I come to them with the solution. They say they cannot see that there is any problem – so they don’t even know what I am talking about.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer


Here lies one whose name was writ in water. Keats

Perhaps one of my ideas will give people some control over their future.