Where Are They Now?

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What personalities from the Spectrum's commercial era are up to these days. (Please keep entries in alphabetical order by surname, and be sure to include a date...)

Derek Brewster (Codename MAT, Curse Of Sherwood)

Based in Newcastle and working since 2006 as an artist: [1] (Oct 2012)

Raffaele Cecco (Exolon, Cybernoid, Stormlord)

Involved in web development since 2003; author of the O'Reilly book Supercharged JavaScript Graphics. Has a website at professorcloud.com (Oct 2012)

Rupert Goodwins (Sinclair Research)

Now a writer, broadcaster and technology journalist, currently Technical Editor of IT Week magazine. Spoke at the Horizons event in May 2012 marking the 30th anniversary of the Spectrum. (Oct 2012)

David McCandless (Your Sinclair)

A London-based author, data journalist and information designer; runs the Information Is Beautiful blog. Has a personal website at davidmccandless.com (Oct 2012)

Veronika Megler (The Hobbit)

After graduating from the University of Melbourne, worked for 26 years at IBM in Australia and Portland, Oregon; now completing a PhD on data analysis for ocean research, at Portland State University. Profiled in an article on The Register. (Nov 2012)

Julian Todd (Fat Worm Blows A Sparky)

Has founded various websites relating to government transparency and data access, including TheyWorkForYou and QuickCode (formerly ScraperWiki). Has a personal website at https://www.freesteel.co.uk/ (May 2020)