Journalism


Two articles on design principles for the Amstrad PCW Two articles on design principles for the Amstrad PCW

In the 80s I was an early owner of the magnificent Amstrad PCW and its miniature dot-matrix printer. It rapidly ousted the huge office Imperial typewriter which Dad had rescued from work in the 60s, and on which I had typed millions of words over the years (carbon copies and all). The Amstrad was a brilliant machine, and wordprocessing software for PCs took a long time to overtake Locoscript for fluency and ease of formatting.

These two articles demonstrated some elementary ways of making pages look professional.
Grief Anger and Hope Grief Anger and Hope

This piece was written some time after Roy's HIV+ diagnosis, when we had begun to adjust to the revolution in our lives. After reading it, he wanted it to be published to share our experience with others. It was published in Gay Times.
The Best of Times is Now The Best of Times is Now

This piece was written and published some time after Roy
Consultant Editor for a time in the late 80s Consultant Editor for a time in the late 80s

The magazine was a new venture by Clive Lewis, a dedicated believer in public transport and in the widest possible dissemination of information about it. It later flourished in a new format, Getting about Britain, sponsored by the British Tourist Authority until 2002.
Consultant Editor for a time in the late 80s Consultant Editor for a time in the late 80s

The magazine was a new venture by Clive Lewis, a dedicated believer in public transport and in the widest possible dissemination of information about it. It later flourished in a new format, Getting about Britain, sponsored by the British Tourist Authority until 2002.
Deputy Editor and later Editor of the Solihull School magazine Deputy Editor and later Editor of the Solihull School magazine

This was one of the hundreds of responsibilities I managed to shoulder at school to distract me from my work and recurrent misery, and give me a sense of identity and authority.

I had started and run a form magazine in my second year, when I was about 10.