Steven Furnell

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society

Q: What inspired you to become an engineer? Were you always interested in technology? If so, why? If not, when did you become interested and why?

A: I think it tracks back to my fascination with handheld electronic games as a child – things like Merlin and Simon – followed by my early experiences with home computers (starting out, like many others in the UK, with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum). In a sense the same things have continued to this day, and have led to me setting up the South West Retro Computing Archive (see and @SWRetroComp).