Donald MacLean: the tech polymath who tried to buy Apple for EMI

In a column earlier this year, I mentioned ham radio as my early introduction to technology. I received a nice email from a radio amateur reader in Chorleywood, north of London.

His sign-off intrigued me: “Donald MacLean, 90 yrs old, FT subscriber >50 yrs since Mgt College, Wartime REME cipher-equip engineer @ Bletchley Park etc, BBC producer (started Come Dancing) then Dep Chairman, New Media @ EMI in heyday.


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