Chapter 01: Footnotes Index

Below are listed the titles and descriptions of all the Footnote Articles in this chapter. Click on a title to access the Footnote Article of the same title. [Chapter Text]

Curriculum Vitae: Robert John Morton - Programmer, Writer and Thinker
Educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School and The Regent Street Polytechnic. Worked for Redifon, Scicon and ITT Europe, before becoming freelance in 1976.

Cut My Share: Experiencing The Dark and Devious Side of Business
The marketing agreement for my software was between me and a marketing company, which agreed that as owner of the software I would get 40% of the retail price.

Gone Bust: A Painful Introduction To The Meaning of Limited Liability
This company did not go bust. Its director manipulated it so that it was not in its creditors' best interests to try to sue it. Immoral but completely legal.

Home-Based Working: Enabling a Wasted and Rejected Source of IT Skills
Could the so-called IT 'skills shortage' be largely a skills wastage? I submit that there is a vast national reserve of IT skill which is inexcusably rejected.

Robert John Morton YE572246C: College, Employment & Freelance Projects
My college laser research project and the commercial electrical research & software development projects I worked on as a corporate employee from 1966 to 1976.

Robert John Morton: Brief Summary of My Freelance Work History
Electrical apprentice, electrical research assistant, programmer, systems analyst, technical writer, software developer, businessman, unemployed layabout.

Robert John Morton: Employment History: Programmer, Analyst, Writer
Electrical apprentice, electrical research assistant, programmer, systems analyst, technical writer, software developer, businessman, unemployed layabout.

Robert John Morton: Formal Education: Colchester Royal Grammar School
I received excellent primary and secondary education but not at the tertiary level. Yet it was only when my formal education ended that my real education began.

Robert John Morton: History & Modus Operandus of My Business 1977-1991
Programmer/analyst/developer: I can contribute to your project from simply providing fresh ideas all the way to taking a full part in its practical realisation.

Robert John Morton: History of My Personal Projects While Unemployed
Programmer/analyst/developer/businessman/unemployed layabout. Small software projects I did to keep my skills up to date from when I became unemployed in 1991.

Robert John Morton: Programming Experience [FORTRAN IId to Java 11]
For one who has followed the development of programming over 30 years, switching to a new language is trivial. A pity agency flibbertigibbets can't see that.

Robert John Morton: Projects Index
Electrical apprentice, electrical research assistant, trainee programmer, programmer, systems analyst, technical writer, software developer, businessman, unemployed layabout. I can contribute to your project from simply providing fresh ideas all the way to taking a full part in its practical realisation.

Robert John Morton: Software Packages: EBS Marketeer/Author's Delight
I wrote and developed a contacts manager and a paragraph processor, the first of which I also sold and supported through my own business between 1980 and 1990.

Robert John Morton: Technical Writing Experience: Employed & Freelance
I have devoted half my career to technical writing, during which I have seen a revolution in authoring aids including 'Author's Delight', which I wrote myself.

Welfare (Social Security Benefits): How Much and Who Decides?
The amount of money provided by State welfare depends on the attitude the many have towards the few who are denied the opportunities which the many are given.

White Elephant Projects: What Would the IT Industry do Without Them?
Throughout my career I have seen unceasing torrents of government money poured recklessly into projects which could not possibly end other than in failure.


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