Bill Thompson (technology writer)


Bill Thompson (technology writer)

Bill Thompson (born 1960) is an English technology writer best known for his weekly column in the Technology section of BBC News Online, his appearances on Digital Planet, a radio show on the BBC World Service, and his bouffant hair.

Born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, he grew up in Corby. He graduated from Cambridge University in philosophy and with a diploma in computing in 1984. He was a correspondent for the Big Byte on BBC Radio. He began to write for "The Guardian" in 1990, and in 1994 went to work there, setting up the paper's website. He left in 1996 to work as a freelance writer and consultant.

Publications

* Your Own Website "Activators series" (17 June 1999) Hodder Children's Books, ISBN 0-340-73650-X
* Your Own Chat Room "Super.Activ series" (21 September, 2000) Hodder Children's Books, ISBN 0-340-78482-2
* Homework Busters: How to Use the Internet to Be Top of the Class "Internet @ction series" (August 2001) Sterling Publishing ISBN 0-8069-3675-4
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5116416.stm To tag or not to tag] on the BBC website
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/column/ BBC Webwise Column]

External links

* [http://www.andfinally.com/ Bill Thompson's personal website]
* [http://www.w4mp.org/ Working 4 an MP] has technical support provided by Bill Thompson
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2019205.stm BBC article]


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