Hi, I'm Jon.
I live in north-west London and have spent most of my life doing things with music and computers, sometimes simultaneously. I have run an IT support company, worked as a freelance IT consultant, and had jobs at a recruitment consultancy, a market research company and a recording studio. At the moment I am lucky enough to be working at Tate doing fun things with their various systems.
You can visit my LinkedIn profile if you want more information about my work history.
I am passionate about technology in all its forms and consider myself very fortunate to have grown up at roughly the same pace as home computers; my first one was a TI-99/4A and I've owned or used just about every major model since then. I thoroughly enjoy messing around with PCs and am rarely happier than I am when spending an entire day getting my computer to automate a task which would otherwise have taken me five minutes to accomplish by hand.
My other great obsession is music: consuming it (in just about every style), producing it, and writing about it. I am convinced that I will eventually hear the perfect performance of Beethoven's 9th symphony, but while I've come close on occasion I haven't found it yet. That doesn't stop me booking tickets for it every time it's on.
I treat myself with nice food (my favourite restaurant is Gauthier Soho) and nice wine (particularly white Burgundies from around Montrachet, but generally I can't afford those so I usually end up a little further up the road in St Aubin). I love to cook but couldn't imagine doing it professionally.
I support West Ham United so must have done something pretty bad in a previous life. I am frantically trying to work out what that was so I can avoid doing it again this time round.
One day I will open a beach bar on a tropical island. You will be very welcome to come and enjoy a beer with me.