About the author

Techlun.ch was written by Paul Anderson (the site is now archived). Paul is a technology writer and computer scientist based in Nottingham, England. From being a teenager, when his father brought home one of the very first Apple II computers available in the UK, he has had a passion for technology, new ideas and the future. Before becoming a writer he had a varied technology-related career as a software engineer, computer science researcher, university technology transfer officer and project manager.

He was awarded the Computer Science Writer of the Year prize in 2007 (the winning article is published here) and between 2004 and 2010 was a futurist and technical editor for the JISC Technology Watch service, the university sector’s technology horizon scanning service. Paul’s writing has appeared in Prospect, Computing, The Author and a variety of other publications.

In 2008-9 he acted as an advisor to the Web 2.0 Technologies for Learning research project based at the University of Nottingham.

Paul’s first book ‘Web 2.0 and Beyond’ was published by Chapman Hall/CRC Press in May 2012. You can find out more at the publisher’s website and on the book’s Facebook page.

Between 2015 and 2017, Paul worked with activereach, a leading provider of Internet, networking and security solutions, to help develop the technical and blogging content of their new website.

Paul is now concentrating on fiction writing.


He is a member of:

  • Nottingham Writers Studio
  • National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
  • British Computer Society
  • Association of British Science Writers (ABSW)
  • ACM

Contact details

To contact Paul use his e-mail: pdanderson.fiction [AT] btinternet.com

Paul also writes at his Twitter account: @pdanderson



2 Responses to “About the author”

  1. john eldred Says:

    read your jisc piece on web 2.0. Very good, addressed many issues
    This should have wider circulation
    john eldred

  2. dallas knight Says:

    Your JISC article on Web2.0 is the most comprehensive article on this topic I have read. Blogs don’t go deep enough, but here, the whole concept is clearly expressed in a scale that appeals.
    Thanks. Dallas Knight

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