IT's newest recruit hails a good piece of bad luck

There are many methods that IT firms use to capture new talent to fill the much-lamented skills gap, but inducing life-threatening strokes is not one of them.

But perhaps it should be, following news that a stroke left former engineer Ken Walters with hitherto untapped artistic abilities.

With his newly acquired talents, discovered while he recovered in hospital, Walters went on to develop his own software and sell his artistic creations before being hired by videogames giant EA to work on a new project. Walters regards the stroke as an unlikely piece of luck.

[Downtime’s lawyers would like to state that inducing strokes is not a legitimate practice in IT recruitment.]