Sean Collings, commercial manager of Future’s contract publishing
division, had a colleague who went from pitch to porcelain.
’This true story was told to me by Nigel Taylor, the sales director at
Computech, who I was working with at Emap Images at the time.
’Nigel and I worked with a guy called Tony Gray, whose nickname was
Majic (based on his basketball performance at a strategy week). He was
responsible for international computer games sales.
’Nigel and Majic had to make a joint presentation to Ocean software (now
Infogrammes) and, as is often the case in the games market, there had
been a party the night before.
’At the end of the meeting, Majic told the client he needed to pop to
’After some time, Nigel was unable to find Tony anywhere and proceeded
to the toilet, passing a distressed-looking Ocean worker. On entering
the toilet, he found Majic stripped to his Y-fronts, trying to remove a
considerable amount of vomit from his trousers.
’The last time I heard from Majic he was in Romania, trying to license
one of IPC’s women’s titles,’ said Collings. ’God knows where he is now,
but I would love to hear from him.’