Outside Echo is a not-for-profit company founded in 2003 by entrepreneur technologist Dr Roger Tucker. Its purpose is to instantiate innovative & socially important ideas and develop them to the point where they can become self-sustaining. A particular focus has been around the themes of IT for development (IT4D) and disability, recognising that textual information access does not work well for a significant percentage of the world's population - either because of disability, illiteracy, language or a reluctance to use computers.
You can read a summary of Outside Echo's work so far on our Key Projects page, where we briefly describe the development of the Local Language Speech Technology Initiative and the software tool Audio Notetaker.
David Gordon Tucker was born on the 17th June 1914 and died aged 75 on the 8th March 1990. During his lifetime as an engineer, academic, and industrial historian he published well over 300 items, most of which were articles in various journals and periodicals.
Sometimes, in order to publish all his information, Gordon would publish similar articles in a number of journals, all with a different emphasis and with differing details. Unfortunately the passing of time has left the total information dispersed. In the 53 years during which he was actively publishing, Gordon averaged six published items per year, that is one every two months (this was in the days before word processing!). This gives some idea of the amount of work that he undertook and the importance of his archive.
Throughout his life Gordon Tucker was always keen to encourage others in their research work, so his friend and colleaugue Tony Bonson, aided by Gordon's wife Mary, compiled in the 1990s a complete bibliography to make his work once again accessible to another generation of industrial historians and archaeologists. As the booklet itself is now out of print, it seemed appropriate on this centenary of his birth to make the bibliography available on-line. Please follow the link below: