John is the author of the original version of TACT, which had its release at the Toronto ALLC/ACH conference in 1989. Until mid 1992 he was in charge of TACT's continued development, when it was taken over by Toronto's Centre for Computingin the Humanities. He retains an interest in humanities computing and has developed the software for TACTweb based on his experience with TACT. In addition to TACTweb, he is also currently developing components that will take texts marked up in SGML (such as TEI) and convert them into TACT textual databases.
For many years John Bradley was the Manager of the Instructional Technology (InsT) Support Group within Instructional and Research Computing (UTIRC), University of Toronto, and it's successor, the University's Information Commons. In March, 1997, he took up a position in Humanities Computing at King's College, London. John has a particular interest in Humanities Computing and is looking forward to focusing on this field in his new position. Within the Humanities computing field John's particular interests and responsibilities include: