• I sent my first email in 1975

    My first job at IBM was as a vacation student working in the ROSS User’s group, in RESPOND. ROSS – Rationalised Ordering Support System RESPOND – Retrieval Entry, Storage (and) Processing (of) Online Networked Data I was a clerk and the only Brit in the department. Every day I’d have to write a telex to…

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  • My real name is Robert Peter Gordon Miller

    So why am I called Herb? When I was a schoolboy at Portsmouth Grammar we were initially all called by our surnames. Being too dumb to ask each others Christian names ( in those days we all had Christian names, even those who weren’t C of E ) we invented nicknames for each other e.g.…

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  • I have not been banned from unicycling, yet

    Last year, I got some birthday money to spend on “cycling”. Having just completed a ride of over 500K I was relaxing in Avignon with a Small Beer (see SB list) when along came a unicyclist. In an instant my mind was made up. I’d learn to unicycle. It took me a while, but eventually…

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  • I am banned from roller skating in IBM North Harbour

    A few years after they joined Phases 1 and 2 (F) with Phase 3 (E), by constructing building’s A to D, they introduced an automatic badge locked door at the end of D Ground. It was through this door that late departers or weekend workers could gain access to the building. As I a) worked…

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