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Keith Merrington (Netherlands)

Keith Merrington

Keith Merrington has been in computing since punched cards were used as input, and computers were made from discrete components. He has worked for various computer companies such as ICL English Electric, Philips Office Computer Systems, and Philips Microprocessors both in the commercial and technical side. He built his first computer soldering the chips in by hand, back in the 80's based on a Signetics 2650 8 bit microprocessor with a massive 1K of memory and with two 8 inch floppy drives.

Keith still builds (assembles) his own PCs today and has been using OS/2 since Warp 3. Although over the years he has programmed in COBOL, machine code, and various assembler dialects, he now uses C exclusively. One of his hobbies is writing PM programs for OS/2 and ecomStation. He is the author of SigmaMD5 and SearchPlus. He is married and lives in the Netherlands, but was born in London, Great Britain.