Anura Guruge is a professional writer. He has written way too much about computers and networking. To compensate, he started writing about popes a couple of years ago. His first book on popes, ‘Popes and the Tale of Their Names,’ was well received. He has just written another 320 page book about popes.
Probably for his multitude of sins he has been involved in computers since he was 16, which was way, way back in 1969. Two years prior, being dragged up in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) he had never heard of a computer. He started programming in 1969, on paper tape, and sending the tapes to the then dominant British computer maker ICL, to be run. In 1971, he went to the University College of Swansea to be part of the first batch of students to take a 100% ‘computers-only’ degree course entitled ‘Computer Technology’ designed by a bona fide computer design pioneer Dr. Aspinall. He didn’t attend many classes but wrote a ton of programs. IBM offered him a job in 1972. He joined IBM, when his efforts to be a game warden in Africa came to nowt, in 1974.
He went onto become ‘Mr. SNA,’ — SNA having being IBM’s dominant networking architecture in the 1980s and early 1990s. His first book on SNA, written in 1983, is still sold on the Internet.
He wrote four other, very dense and boring, books on computer stuff — the last on ‘Web Services,’ in 2003. He has also written well over 350 publications on computer topics and will still, on a whim, write White Papers on technical matter, especially if it is obtuse. He also does Web sites, if he feels inclined. Writing about popes is his current passion. He also blogs about popes and the papacy. Please check the ‘Blogroll’ on the SIDEBAR for the links.
So that is the BLOGGER. If you do a search of on his name ‘Anura Guruge’ you can find plenty of dirt on him. If you get entries for ‘Ananda Guruge,’ a prolific author, that is his father.
Hope this helped.
You can try and contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. His Web site is: www.guruge.com