Libertarian. Enjoys politics, technology, music, food and drink.
Back in 2002, a geeky friend of mine sent me an HTML file via MSN Messenger. “I’ve learnt HTML,” he said. “Check this out.” The webpage looked awful: it had frames, stretched images and a disgusting colour scheme. Yet, for all its flaws, I was quietly irritated that my friend had learnt HTML before me.
I realise that this is not typical for teenage boys. Nor was it typical to have attempted to teach myself C++ a year later (an unmitigated failure). I was, quite unreservedly, a computer geek.
Fast forward three years, to my GCSEs.
My second Kernel column can be found here: MICHAEL GOVE KNOWS COMPUTERS ARE CRITICAL.