As someone who comments on the IT industry for a living I'm obliged to keep abreast of all the major social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and my interest in music and photography means I also maintain Sound Cloud and Flickr sites.
It becomes a problem to keep track of all the stuff that I've posted in all these different locations, and this website is my feeble attempt to pull together some of the more significant parts of my online life in one place.
You'll find music, pictures, politics, philosophy and programming projects on this site: under Computing there’s a page devoted to my ideas about minimal software user interfaces called Simpleware, with a couple of sample programs to try, and there's a page of collected quotes and reflections I call Cool Quotes.
I'm including links to the book "Cool Rules" that I wrote with the late David Robins, and the dictionary of computing that I compiled and wrote for Penguin. All my published books are displayed on the right of this page (and on my Amazon Author Page) while some of the book reviews I've contributed to The Political Quarterly journal are on the Blogs, for anyone interested who doesn't have access to the journal. All the back-issues of my PC Pro Idealog column, from the first in 1994 up until six months ago, are also on that page.
I've also contributed two reading guides to the website of the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, a non-profit foundation that archives documents relating to the British labour movement - they're on Genetic Engineering and Global Warming.
All my books on Amazon
Cool Rules: Anatomy of an Attitude (FOCI) by Dick Pountain and David Robins (1 Sep 2000)
The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Computing (May 2003)
A Tutorial Introduction to Occam Programming by Dick Pountain and David May (Aug 1987)