Wednesday, April 24, 2019


I woke up early this morning, so I started listening to the BBC World Service. There was a show called Click on at about half past five; technological and digital news from around the world.

One of the items on today's episode was about Dame Steve Shirley. The early IT female pioneer (Steve is short for Stephanie) spoke about her career, what she thinks of the tech scene now, she has donated millions of her fortune to charity, her reissued autobiography, and the film that is likely to be made of it; hers is a fascinating story, she arrived Britain in 1939 as a Kindertransport child refugee.

It reminded me that I met her years ago, when she came to talk at a sort of weekend retreat that I went to as part of a private sector/civil service discussion group.

I also met Enoch Powell at a similar bun fight, but that is another story.

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