I started with a Sinclair Spectrum and worked my way up
via an AMSTRAD 6128, AMSTRAD 1512, AMSTRAD 2286, a TOSHIBA T1000SE and an
The first on-line system I used was BT's PRESTEL system, using my Spectrum and a
VTX2000 Modem. The great days of 1200/75 and block graphics. At one point I was
editing pages for a provider on a 6128!
From there I joined American People Link (PLINK) in Chicago. I also found Modem
City, The Source, Protocol, LINC (Later known as the USA Today Sports Centre),
Portal, GEnie, BIX, TDC, CI$, and Mnematics.
Although most of these systems have closed or I have stopped using them, I still
have friends spread all over the On-line World, that I first met on these
systems. Some of them have even met me at parties in New York and Washington DC.
I was UK TONY first on PLINK and have tried to keep that ID or Handle on all the
systems I have used. So if you knew a uktony on a system a long long time ago in
galaxy far far away, it was probably me.
Apart from Modems and Computers, I am also interested in Radio (Listening and
producing) and Music. I used to be a Director of Ocean Sound, the local
commercial radio station for Southampton & Portsmouth in Southern England. I was
the Programme Controller of Southampton Hospital Radio. I collect Radio Station
Jingles and am always on the lookout for interviews and things that may become
inserts in future programmes, little snippets of historic recordings etc. I also
have a large database of "Today in History" information for use in my programmes.
Nowadays I can produce all of my programmes with material obtained over the net.
Sport, News, Birthdays, Anniversaries Music News and more are all here free.
On my birthday in 1994 my local TV station, Meridian,
came and filmed me in my role as Programme Controller of
HBA. This took them all
of 4 hours commit to video tape, plus editing time. Maybe some day I will get
around to posting the video here.
So the next logical step was to join radio production,
computers and the internet. So along came
Radio Bangkok and