Ian Clarke is Irish
, he studied computer science in Edinburgh
and whilst living there shared a flat with a group of people who managed to set up a centreal server in the closet. They would prefer to email each other via thier own network rather than knock on each others doors.
There was also a one armed bandit
in the same closet.
Ian won the individual prize in the Aer Lingus young scientists competittion with a project for calculating ray's through a diffuse object.
He was the first person to ever describe the computing language Python to me, I now use python in prefference to any other language.