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Andrew has had a varied and interesting career as an educator, a researcher and an author. He enjoys some celebrity as the editor of Humour the Computer, a well-known anthology of funny stores, parodies and real-life incidents about life in the computer age, and as an amateur juggler! Formerly with the Computer Science Department at Melbourne University, he now lives in Singapore and teaches at the Prince on Songkla University.