Hi. Unlike all of the literary people on this list I write computer =
software for a living. Ten years ago after looking after computers for =
major corporations for 17 years I decided to set up my own small =
software company and now with a couple of young graduate programmers I =
work from offices attached to my home on the outskirts of Melbourne =
Australia. Thanks to modern communications we deal with our customers =
by phone and modem so we spend a lot of time listening to music and =
looking out the windows at the trees and the parrots while we work.
I like a variety of music, Mozart and Vivaldi are good to program to, =
but most of all I like Clannard, Enya, Loreena McKennitt and Anonymous =
4. I read a lot; particularly fantasy and science fiction; my =
favourite authors are probably Anne McCaffrey and Charles de Lint. I am =
a third generation Aussie but before that there are a lot of English and =
Since joining this list I have discovered that the ancient Celts are =
nowhere as interesting to me as the people who are interested in them. =
It seems to me that if there had been no Celts then many of the people =
on this list would have had to invent them.
I have just finished Charles de Lint's book "Dreams and Memories". Is =
it my imagination or do other people also notice a strong similarity =
between the leading characters in this novel and some of the more =
prolific contributors to Celtic-L.
Who wonders if real programmers can have a poetic soul