Mr. James attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City, graduating in 1967 with numerous honors in Science and Mathematics. He went on to major in Physics at Columbia College.
Mr. James was hired for his first job as a computer programmer in 1974, and by 1979 was supervising a staff of 50 programmers. His specialty at that time was the development of programming methods and components in Interactive COBOL, even before the idea of components existed as a formal concept. His focus for his entire career has been on methodologies for creating software which is at once both extremely flexible and extremely reliable.
Mr. James is a compulsive "do-er." His interests and activities include Classical Music, the Accoustics of musical instruments and the human voice, Renaissance Art, raising orchids, weightlifting, drinking wine, and cooking. At present, he is studying Classical Greek and the philosophy of Plato, as well as the Astronomical theories of Johannes Kepler. He lives in Leesburg, Virginia with his wife, two cats and a dog.