McLean has been interested in all matters, scientific and
technical, for as long as he can remember. His childhood interests
included chemistry and electronics, and he was, and continues
to be, an avid reader of science fiction. He studied chemistry,
physics and biology at school, with an aim to obtaining a
degree in chemistry and biochemistry, but ended up, as so
many people seem to do, in computing.
has worked, for more than twenty-five years, in the computing
industry, both technical and commercial. In the mid-1990's
he completed a Master's Degree in "Human Factors in IT
Systems". This enabled him to formalise his long interest
in making computers fit people, rather than making people
fit the computers!
he lives in the East Midlands of England, and takes a keen
interest in the scientific and technical developments of the
twenty-first century. While not convinced that the wildest
claims which have been made on behalf of nantechnology will
fulfilled, he strongly believes that a wide range of useful
technical developments will occur. In particular he is interested
in the massive impact these will have on society, and is concerned
that the general public is fully informed.
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