Preparing for Develop:Brighton 2024

I’m heading to Develop on the 11th, which means I need an updated business card.

Back in 1994 I had a program called Anagram Genius on a 3.5″ floppy disc for my Acorn A3000, which I bought because its magazine advert informed me that an anagram of “Michael Portillo” (at that point a prominent Tory MP) is “A Cool, Limp Hitler”. I instantly put the program to work on the names of everyone I met, and so I have known for decades that the best anagram you can make of my name is “Nice Algorithm”. I am very pleased that this information is finally having its time in the sun.

NB. The developer of Anagram Genius, William Tunstall-Pedoe, is still releasing new versions. He is probably better known for developing Evi, a voice assistant technology that was acquired by Amazon and became Alexa.