I was born in Johannesburg in 1952, at about the same time that the first commercial computers came into use. South Africans were among the first in the world to embrace this exciting new technology – forming the world’s second oldest Computer Society in 1957 .
Over the past 60 years South Africans’ enthusiasm for computers has continued to grow. Our software industry has notched up numerous world-firsts. South African software engineers will be found working in companies and universities in almost every corner of the world.
I have moved from being a computer geek in the 1970’s to becoming one of the grandfathers and leaders of South Africa’s digital community. Some of my young protege digital geeks have bestowed the title of “The Grand Geek” on me. I really love that! The aim in this website is to host an inter-generational conversation between me, and my generation, and the next generation of Africa’s digital leaders.
The website has podcasts, blogs, articles, writings, comments and other items that will hopefully contribute to this important conversation.