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1. What is your name and where do you come from? (Imagine this being said Cilla Black – Blind Date Style!)
Alex, originally from Chessington (Yes, where the World of Adventures is)!
2. How would you describe yourself using 3 tags?
Glastonbury, Techie, Microsoft-Convert
3. What is your favourite gadget?
After thinking long and hard, it’s probably my home PC. Sure it’s not as portable as my shiny smartphone, but when it breaks I can take it apart and fix it!
4. What would we find if we asked you to empty out your pockets?
Not a lot I’m afraid – being a student I don’t have very deep pockets! Just the usual phone, keys and wallet.
5. If you were on a desert island what 3 items would you take with you?
My tent, a good bottle of something strong and my phone, although I don’t get any signal in the office so I doubt it would be much use on an island.
6. What was your first Microsoft product and what is your favourite current product?
My first Microsoft product was Windows 95. My current favourite has to be Windows Phone 7 Mango, the interface is miles ahead of anything else on the market. Having used a HTC Mozart at work for the past few months I can’t help but feel my personal phone is missing something whenever I try and multitask on it now.
7. What did you want to do when you were little?
For reasons that are beyond me I wanted to be a Fireman. I’m certainly going to have to get down the gym if I ever want to fulfil that aspiration.
8. How many pets do you have/ or had and what were their names?
In total I have/have had about 7 pets – Jess, Spencer and Steve (Yes you read that correctly, Steve) who are/were all moggies. Smidge and Smudge the Rabbits and two Guinea Pigs whose names escape me.
9. What are you looking forward to in technology?
Really looking forward to the increasing competition in the consumer product space and all the great innovations that are bound to result from all sides.
10. What was your most embarrassing tech moment?
Just getting into home networking many moons ago and asking my long-suffering Mum to invest in a new PC. I thought I’d be able to configure it as what I thought was a ‘Server’ and that this would in turn, somehow, make our broadband connection faster. Who knows.