Trevor's Travels: Stories of a World Traveler in the Information Technology Industry. His Adventures, Challenges, Opportunities and Romances. Paperback – 8 Jul 2013
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About the Author
Dodd, a native of England, is a former executive in the Information Technology industry, during which he lived in ten countries across the world and visited fifty. He has since published two novels: "A Case for Drones," and "Hunters, Hackers and Hermits." Dodd lives in Southern California, where he is at work on his next Matt Talbot story and can be contacted at email@example.com. All books are available from Amazon.com
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It was not much short of 40 years later before we made contact again and this book describes in detail Trevor's many intervening adventures on what at times seems to have been a roller-coaster blur of travel, computer engineering, gastronomy and romance. OK, there's an element of bias in this review, but I heartily enjoyed reading (and learning in the process) about the early years of the computer industry, and its international players of that time, as well as the exotic locations and dishes of the Far East. Trevor's life strategy of working and playing hard comes across very well.
We can now see that this was a major transition time whereby technology of all forms was introduced into daily life in all forms. Nowadays, the internet is an add-on, possibly the most enlightening but still an add-on. Trevor was one of those that helped to build the foundations for this and I, for one, am grateful.
Trevor managed the difficult life task of sewing together his working life, travelling life and personal life and few can manage that with success.
The interesting thing about his personal life is that he seems to treat women with great respect and this is mirrored in the poignancy towards the end of the book.
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I really enjoyed his book and at times, while reading it, putting myself in the place of the author to fully appreciate the good times and the scary times.
On the lighter side, I roughly calculated, based on his account of travelling 10 million miles, he spent most of his adult life at an average altitude of 3,500 feet. No mean feat.
I seriously recommend this book to people who travel and people who envy people who travel.
I did find what I was expecting: interesting anecdotes, memories and smart advice.
What I did not expect was that is so well written that I had trouble putting the book down. Each story, each chapter, pulls you to the next one. A pleasant read, good memories, smart advice.
While corporate life and the travel conditions have changed quite a bit since the beginning of Trevor's Travels, this book is a good reminder on how life used to be. The good sides, and the tough sides.
Having traveled through Asia extensively myself, I was able to relate with a lot of the author's adventures. What was very intriguing to me, was all politics behind the IT industry which I knew nothing about and the author's NO BS way of telling us all about it.
My favorite part of the book...The Soju Competition!
This is a must read for people of all ages.
Trevor’s life and loves give him a perspective of the international computer business few can ever hope to know.
To his credit, he leaves out most of the pettiness, back stabbing and hypocrisy that characterized much of the Sperry/Unisys merger. He just enjoyed the opportunities that came his way.
How he remembers all the detail and events is anyone’s guess. Good for him and good for us who can vicariously experience his world travels.