After a degree in physics Michael made a career on the technical side of the computer industry. Within that career he had to write many documents, and to advise junior engineers on their documents.
Mathematics is traditionally divided into pure maths and applied maths. Michael’s writing has been a case of applied English. He is interested in language, and in the attempts by computers to handle human languages.
He assisted in the production of the QES books Shakin' The Ketchup Bot'le and the QES Golden Jubilee Book. He has been a QES member since 1989.