|After decades of working in IT the need to find some other interest that was
not confined and curtailed by strictures laid down by other people became a life goal; the need
to reach out beyond the confining space and be able to be more creative was paramount.
Don’t get me wrong, if you have the knowledge, it is possible to get very creative in IT,
but you are bound by other people’s rules, you cannot create them; the programmers that create
the software you use, the policy makers whose rules you have to follow, all define the boundary
of the IT universe you live in and something one does not have any true control over – all
this is covered by one word; protocol. The only reason IT works, in the main, is protocol;
how what does what with what is all laid down and written out by other people.
The Yang to this Yin is the ability to create one’s own universe, to define its rules, to
make its world and populate it with its inhabitants.
To write fiction is to achieve this goal and in 2004 this is what I set about doing.