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This archive of assorted material includes various articles written by the author over several years or derived from other sources now out of copyright or unavailable in a modern format. Although some items are of a technical or historic nature, others are intended to be provocative (the author, being human, reserves the right to change his mind over the content).

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Special Topics
BBC Radiophonic WorkshopThe Friday Brown ArchiveCock & Bull Stories
Technology GuidesData GuidesMac OS Guides
Science & Media
AtomsPlanet Facts
Photography - History & PracticePhotography - Handbook of Daguerreotype
Heroes of the TelegraphThe History of the Telephone
Celtic Museum History of Psychology Edison - His Life
Quick Looks
ArchitectureHappinessThe Meaning of Life
The Universe and GodLoveThe Soul
BeliefsHuman Interaction
Poems 1Poems 2Poems 3Poems 4Poems 5
FREE QuotesFREE HumourUK Towns to Counties Index
Beer InformationBrewing Beer
Pictures from Hebden Bridge
Hebden BridgeEast of HebdenWest of HebdenNorth of Hebden
Out and AboutRichard Dalby
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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.

©Ray White 2004-2018.