Computer Experience


  • IBM & compatible PCs
  • Mac Plus/IMac/Mac Mini
  • Mohawk: a mainframe enterprise system
  • NeXT Cube
  • PDP-8
  • SGI (various)
  • Sun Workstation
  • TRS-80


  • Aldus Pagemaker 4.0
  • Adobe Photoshop 5.0
  • Adobe Illustrator 8.0
  • Audacity
  • BeOS
  • Celtx
  • CorelDraw 7.0
  • Corel Photo Paint 7.0
  • DEC Typeset-10 (JUSTIF)
  • Drupal
  • Gem First Word
  • GIMP
  • Graphic Workshop
  • Inkscape
  • Linux/Irix/Unix
  • LyX/LaTeX/BibTeX
  • Macromedia Director
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Open Office
  • OS/2 2.1
  • Pico
  • Q & A 3.0
  • QEdit 3.0
  • Scribus
  • Sodipodi 0.34
  • StarOffice 5.0
  • Ventura 2.0
  • Vi
  • Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT
  • Word for Windows
  • Wordperfect 5.1 for DOS
  • WordStar

Communications Software & Services

  • Fidonet
  • FTP
  • Gopher
  • Hyper-G/Hyperwave
  • IRC, MUD, Talk, ICQ
  • Kmail, Eudora, XFmail, pine, elm, mutt
  • Maximus 2.0
  • Mosaic, Netscape, Konquerer, Dolphin
  • MSIE, Mozilla, Firefox, Opera, Linx
  • Multicosm
  • Ping, Traceroute
  • Remote Access 1.11+
  • Usenet News
  • WWIV


Content Developer & Manager, Keio HyperTransaction System Project, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, . Organised and created original hyperliterature for the purposes of testing a software system being developed at Keio University based on Theodor Holm Nelson's work. Students from both Keio and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology participated.


Participated in the Hyperwave Consortium meeting at Graz University of Technology, Austria.


Creative Consultant & Alpha Tester, Xanadu Australia, Melbourne, Victoria Australia. The Xanadu Project was conceived by Theodor Holm Nelson, the father of hypertext and hypermedia. Its purpose is to create a chargeable multi-media publishing system which inherently protects copyright. People who have worked on the project include Douglas Englebart, the man who invented the mouse and was one of the early pioneers of the Internet; Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the MIT Media Lab; and Alan Kay, creator of the Dynabook concept. Katherine Phelps is part of the research and development team to assist in making practical application of this system. Also, arranged a Theodor Holm Nelson lecture tour of Melbourne and Sydney, as well as his media appearances with print, radio and TV media.


Co-Sysop, Gummi Glen BBS, Melbourne, Victoria Australia. Assisted with the daily running of this electronic bulletin board. Verified users, created discussion areas, mediated between users, answered queries. Helped set policy for Rainbownet (an Australian-wide BBS network originating from Gummi Glen).


Office Assistant, Instructional Media Services, Seattle, Washington U.S.A. Entered payroll data, trained other workers in the use of the computer, worked with programmer to redesign the interface, wrote training manual for computer and the new customised software.