Melody Ayres-Griffiths is the editor of Paleotronic Magazine. She learned to program in BASIC on a Timex Sinclair 1000 (American ZX81) when she was 6, moving on to a Tandy MC-10 and later a Commodore 64 and Atari 130XE. She has worked as a PC and an Apple service technician. Melody is also a writer, with two self-published novels and a number of short stories and editorials, as well as a musician, having contributed background music to the late 1990s WebTV / MSNTV platform.
Melody firmly believes that an understanding of early electronics, computers and programming languages is required for today’s future engineers to eventually succeed in developing new innovative solutions for humanity’s problems, and Paleotronic Magazine is an effort towards encouraging that understanding, and fostering those solutions.
April Ayres-Griffiths is Paleotronic Magazine’s technical director, providing consulting, writing, review and software development contributions, including the design and programming of Paleotronic’s multi-platform emulator microM8, and Android-based 80s-home computer cassette playback application tapDancer.
April learned to code on a Commodore 64 as a teenager before later earning a Bachelors of Computing from La Trobe University in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. She has worked for a number of large Australian companies, including Bendigo and National Australia Bank, and currently works for Melbourne print-software firm PaperCut.
She is also an informal Golang evangelist.
Growing up with an Amstrad CPC, Paul Monopoli was always enthralled with computer and video game magazines. Future Publishing’s Amstrad Action inspired him to write about games and technology and he would devour any related reading material that he would come across. Paul now writes for a variety of independent publications and regularly hosts stage shows at events around the country. He can also be heard talking about games and playing nerdy music each week on Whippet Radio.