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Bill Thompson (technology writer)

Bill Thompson
Bill Thompson at Television Centre, 2012
Born (1960-10-06) 6 October 1960
Nationality English
Occupation Technology writer
recorded October 2012

Bill Thompson (born 6 October 1960) is an English technology writer, best known for his weekly column in the Technology section of BBC News Online and his appearances on Click, a radio show on the BBC World Service. He is also an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at City University London's Journalism Department.[1] and writes for BBC Webwise.

Born in Jarrow, Thompson grew up in Corby. He graduated from Cambridge University in philosophy and with a diploma in computing in 1984. He was a correspondent for the technology programme The Big Byte on BBC Radio. He began to write for The Guardian in 1990, and in 1994 went to work there, setting up the paper's website. He left in 1996 to work as a freelance writer and consultant. In November 2009 he took on a role as head of partnership development for Archive Development projects at the BBC, working with Tony Ageh (formerly of The Guardian, now Controller of Archive Development at the BBC).[2]

Thompson is a trustee of the Britten Sinfonia,[3] and a board member of the Writers' Centre Norwich.[4] In 2010, he was nominated for the Prudential Arts and Business Board Member of the year award.[5]


Thompson also writes books for children:


  1. ^ "Bill Thompson".  
  2. ^ Bunz, Mercedes (2 November 2009). "Pair behind first Guardian website back together for BBC Archive | Media |". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  3. ^ "Meet the Trustees".  
  4. ^ "About Us".  
  5. ^ Carr, Katy (9 September 2010). "Why Bill Thompson is nominated for the Prudential A&B Board Member of the Year". Writers' Centre Norwich. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 

External links

  • Bill Thompson on Twitter
  • Bill Thompson's blog
  • Bill Thompson's personal website
  • Bill Thompson on Journalisted
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