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Ian Bruce: Interview

Interviewee: Ian Bruce. DOB: 1947
Interviewer: Mike Hally
Date of Interview: 05.07.2017
Editor: Tony Morgan and Frank Land
Role in LEO: Site engineer
Joined LEO (EELM): circa 1967

Abstract: Left school in Edinburgh aged 15 to be apprenticed to his father’s Radio and TV supply and repair shop. After 4 years, expecting to take over the business, his father sold the business leaving Ian to find a job. On seeing an advert by EELM for computer engineers applied, sat the aptitude test and was offered job of trainee Data Prep engineer, assigned to work at CAV LEO III site in Acton. Subsequently took on computer maintenance with special skills in maintenance of magnetic tape. Worked on a number of sites including Post Office LEO 326 in Edinburgh and later on a range of ICL computers. Became team leader but retired when offered early retirement Fujitsu after 35 years service. Keen on sports and still active as a swimmer.

Copyright: Leo Computers Society.
Restrictions: None known
(Recording and transcript to be added.)

Date : 5th July 2017

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH62999. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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