GETTING TO SPEAK TO WELL-KNOWN FIGURES
Like most journalists I suffer from PIT (pre-interview trepidation) – the people I have the privilege to interview are often at the top of their professions or disciplines, renowned, much-decorated, very very intelligent. Will they disappoint me, turning out to be pompous or overbearing? Or, worse, will they find me out – effortlessly exposing my limitations with one well-turned phrase or insight?
I’m pleased to report that those we’ve interviewed over recent times, many of whom are at the leading edge of computer science are, to a person, thoroughly decent coves. And interesting.
The likes of Linus Torvalds and Sir Tim Berners-Lee rarely speak to the media, so it’s great to get in front of them, ...