Tony Ballantyne has taught programming for over 20 years. He is also the author of many SFF novels and stories.
The name is based on a character in his 2005 novel, CAPACITY. In the novel, there is one “real word” atomic Judy and 12 digital Judys living in Processing Space. The US version of CAPACITY features a picture of Judy on the cover.
The terms atomic and digital used to described the characters were inspired by Nicolas Negroponte’s 1995 book, BEING DIGITAL.
This blog is maintained by the atomic Tony. The digital Tonys have yet to show any interest in helping to maintain it.