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    Contributors' backgrounds. Was Re: Marq St. Hilaire - Altitude intercept method
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2007 Oct 27, 10:43 +0100

    
    | On 26 Oct 2007, at 4:28 PM, John Cole wrote:
    |
    | > I appreciate the huge amount of time and effort that they devote to
    | > the task. I am curious as to kind of jobs they have that provide
    | > the time to research and write this excellent stuff.
    
    and Dan replied-
    | I think many just enjoy this as a hobby: some people do crossword
    | puzzles, others like to understand celestial navigation.  It is an
    | excellent brain teaser!
    
    Dan has it about right; in my own case, anway.
    
    Happy to satisfy John's curiosity about my own background. I'm an
    ex-physicist (if it's possible to be an ex-physicist), who has spent an
    enjoyable working life devising experimental equipment (mostly electronic)
    in nuclear-science applications, in a government lab. Now long retired.
    Retirement is an occupation that, after 14 years experience of it, I can
    thoroughly recommend.
    
    I got into navigation through small-boat sailing, though I have never been,
    and never even had the yen to be, an ocean-crosser. Still with the same
    small boat, after nearly forty years, though to be realistic my voyaging
    days are over. From my armchair, I've become seriously interested in the
    complex history-of-navigation, as an important part of the history of ideas.
    This list gives me something to argue about, and as one or two of you may
    perhaps have noticed, I love a good argue.
    
    My present special-interest, with a Danish friend, is a study of an
    instrument intended for surveying rather than navigation, from 250 years
    ago, which has many interesting (to me) features.
    
    Perhaps we can hear from others.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
    
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