click here The voice of Tomorrows World passed away at 84, this dignified man had the kind of voice that could persuade you of anything, he just oozed veracity. Indeed he must bear some responsibility for some of us still being disappointed by our not getting the much vaunted flying cars and robotic houses, he seemed so sure. In this world of D list celeb TV presenters, his like will not be seen again. Thank you Raymond and rest in peace.
My father's company always exhibited there, and Raymond Baxter happened to vsit the stand. I was there for the free champagne and smoked salmon, and knew nothing about the aircraft industry. Nevertheless, Baxter sat down and chatted to me as if I was a respected industry expert. he didn't patronise, or exhibit the slightest sign of 'do you know who I am?'
We talked about technology for half an hour, and he made a huge impression - he was certainly a charismatic character.