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Peter Wood

Peter Wood

John Starling write an obituary to Peter Wood for the LEO Computers Society: "Peter Wood, who has died at the age of 95, was given a good send-off in June, well attended by family, old boys and members of his bowls club. Peter was very modest about his war, but it was revealed that he was evacuated from Dunkirk, trained as a commando, fought in India on the North-West Frontier, was captured by the Japanese – and escaped! He ended the war as a 27-year-old Lt-Colonel, still in the Far East. 
An England-schools rugby international, he became a pillar of the Association, and a leading member of both the cricket and rugby clubs. He was Ground Secretary for many years, and a Vice President of the Association and those clubs. 
After the war he was responsible for the first commercial computer in the country, the LEO I, as DP Manager for J Lyons & Co."
A biographical sketch can be found on page 212 of Peter Bird’s book LEO: the World’s First Business Computer.
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Publication articles relating to Peter Wood :

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Commodore Printers [Review] Practical Computing - November 1981 November 1981
NEC PC-8001B [Review] Practical Computing - December 1981, Volume 4, Issue 12 December 1981
Tailoring the package - and the price [Review] Practical Computing - December 1981, Volume 4, Issue 12 December 1981
Database software [Review] Practical Computing - January 1982, Volume 5, Issue 1 January 1982
Financial modelling: Mars plots the trends [Review] Practical Computing - February 1982, Volume 5, Issue 2 February 1982
Sales Ledger answers the stock questions [Review] Practical Computing - March 1982, Volume 5, Issue 3 March 1982
Hornet takes the critical path to completion [Review] Practical Computing - April 1982, Volume 5, Issue 4 April 1982
Power for the Pet [Review] Practical Computing - July 1982, Volume 5, Issue 7 July 1982
dBase II [Review] Practical Computing - November 1982, Volume 5, Issue 11 November 1982
Micro-Simplex [Review] Practical Computing - December 1982, Volume 5, Issue 12 December 1982

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