Ian ‘Mac’ McNaught-Davis (1929-2014)


I was saddened to hear the news this morning that Ian McNaught-Davis had passed away at the age of 84. He was best known for presenting The Computer Programme, Making the Most of the Micro and Micro Live in the 1980s. He was also president of the UIAA (International Mountaineering and Climbing Foundation) for nine years between 1995 and 2004.

Although I wasn’t around in the 1980s at the time of the original broadcast of his programmes, the programmes that he presented were the first place I looked to learn more about the BBC Micro when I started becoming interested in them a few years back. He was such a wonderful presenter, and was one of the driving forces behind my interest.

R.I.P Mac.