Bill Thompson (technology writer)
Bill Thompson at Television Centre, 2012
6 October 1960 |
recorded October 2012
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Bill Thompson (born 6 October 1960) is an English technology writer, best known for his weekly column in the Technology section of BBC News Online and his appearances on Click, a radio show on the BBC World Service. He is also an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at City University London's Journalism Department.
Born in Jarrow, Thompson 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 technology programme 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. In November 2009 he took on a role as head of partnership development for Archive Development projects at the BBC, working with Tony Ageh (formerly of The Guardian, now Controller of Archive Development at the BBC).
- "Bill Thompson". City University London. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
- Bunz, Mercedes (2 November 2009). "Pair behind first Guardian website back together for BBC Archive | Media | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- 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
- BBC Webwise Column
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