15. Additional Information


The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, The First 25 Years by Desmond Briscoe and Roy Curtis-Bramwell, ©BBC, London, United Kingdom, 1983, ISBN 0 563 20150 9.

Interview: Elizabeth Parker by Sam Inglis, ©Sound on Sound magazine, February 2001.

The Author

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 Veroboard prototype card into a buoy from a rubber boat floating off the Isle of Mull) and George Kingsbury Ltd., Gosport, Hants (drawing office work, 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.

The Document

These documents were originally produced using ClarisWorks 5 (©Claris Corporation, 1997) on an Apple Macintosh ‘Wall Street’ PowerBook G3 running Mac OS 9.1. Grammar-checking was supplied by Gram•mat•ik• Mac 1.0 (©Reference Software, Inc, 1989), initiated via an AppleScript routine created by the author and launched via keyboard control through OSA Menu 1.2 (©Leonard Rosenthol, 1998). Further text checking was provided by Apple’s Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology. To convert the content to HTML and GIF files, a ClarisWorks HTML configuration file was edited using BBEdit 6.0.2 (©Bare Bones Software, Inc, 2000). Using OSA Menu, it was possible to launch an AppleScript script that exported the current file in Web form and automatically previewed it in Help Viewer 1.1.2 (©Apple Computer, Inc, 2000), a small browser application on the Mac.

Final customisation and fine-tuning of HTML content was provided by an AppleScript routine that used BBEdit to process all the HTML files created by the author in a single pass. Later revisions were made entirely in BBEdit, again assisted by AppleScript.

©Ray White 2001, 2004.