I’m John Kirriemuir and originally hail from a farm in Worcestershire, England. My academic background is in digital information systems, leading to a younger research career in several digital library services, including UKOLN.

In May 2001, after one too many “meeting about meetings” in academia, I went self-employed so I could, well, get more stuff done. Rather than spend much of my adult life in meetings.

Some of that “stuff” over the next few years was research for academic, governmental and commercial clients concerning the use of digital games and worlds in education. Other work since May 2001 included website analysis and specification for businesses on Scottish islands, research on technology uses in rural Scotland, and presentations on digital information services.