About the Author
W. NEVILLE HOLMES, B.E.E., M.Cog.Sci., Mr. Holmes is an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Computing at the University of Tasmania, Australia. After graduating from Melbourne University, he spent two years as a patent examiner before working as a systems engineer at IBM Australia for thirty years. Taking early retirement, he took up teaching about computing at the tertiary level in Tasmania. Mr. Holmes was a foundation member of the Victorian Computer Society and was awarded the 1974 ANCAAC Medal for his paper "The Social Implications of the Australian Computer Society." Since 2000, he has been editing and writing the feature column "The Profession" for the IEEE Computer Society's flagship magazine Computer.