Interview with Christopher Curry

Christopher Curry is a technologist and businessman who co-founded Acorn Computers, with Dr Hermann Hauser and Sir Andy Hopper.

He began his career working at Pye and then Royal Radar Establishment and WR Grace Laboratories. Following these early introduction to the workplace and technology he joined Sinclair Radionics in April 1966 where he worked for 13 years.

In 1972, he helped Sinclair Radionics launch its first electronic calculator, the Sinclair Executive.

He set up Cambridge Processor Unit Ltd in December 1978. Their first product was the Acorn Microcomputer (later called the System 1) followed by the Acorn Atom and the BBC Micro.

In 1983, he co-founded Redwood Publishing with Michael Potter and Christopher Ward and they bought the Acorn User title.

Two years later, in 1985, Chris founded General Information Systems Ltd where he created The Transactor, a system for cashless transactions where money was loaded onto a smart card.

Interviewed by Alan Cane on the 26 April 2016 at the WCIT Hall.