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Ray White was born in Shoreham, West Sussex, England in 1952. He
graduated in electrical and electronic engineering at Portsmouth
Polytechnic in 1973, having gained experience at Radon Industrial
Electronics, Worthing, Sussex (small-scale production of domestic
audio equipment), the Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment (MoD),
Cosham, Hants (a wide range of activities, including fitting a
prototype electronics card into a buoy from a rubber boat floating off
the Isle of Mull) and George Kingsbury Ltd., Gosport, Hants (drawing
office, oily machines and logic).
He joined the British Broadcasting Corporation as a maintenance
engineer in 1973. Six years later, he became Senior Engineer at the
BBC Radiophonic Workshop, where he planned the installation and
maintenance of six electronic music studios, all eventually equipped
with Apple Macintosh computers. He left the BBC in 1993
and now enjoys an independent lifestyle. In 2006 he edited CAMRA's
CalderCask Real Ale Guide and was involved in Cock &
Bull Stories, a stage presentation of real-life stories about
men and masculinity.