The Green Building Council chief executive on converting to Macs, guitar heroes of the sixties and seventies, and temperamental iPad Notes

Paul King

What is your favourite website?

Well recently it’s been Natural Building Technologies because I’ve been trying to get my head around breathable solid wall insulation for my home retrofit project. Sad but true.

What is your worst digital habit?

Relying too much on my iPad Notes app – because a couple of weeks ago all my notes for the last six months vanished.

iPhone/Blackberry/Android. Which side are you on?

Blackberry, I like a phone that actually works, and real keys for typing and texting.

Are you into social networking?

I have been known to tweet, though it comes and goes in waves as the mood takes me. Most prolific during my son’s karate lessons. You can find me at @PaulKingGREEN.

Who do you recommend to follow on Twitter?

James Murray @James_BG is extraordinarily prolific and very useful. @MunishDatta also has a great Twitter habit. Most politicians make me laugh, with a particular fondness for the antics of Yvette Cooper and Ed Balls who could develop the first twitter-based domestic soap.

What is your favourite app?

IPad Notes – because my lost notes magically came back again a few days later.

What is your preferred means of communication?

Face-to-face, so I can really see what other people are thinking when I’m talking.

What did you last buy online?

Some fantasy books for my youngest son.

PC or Mac?

A foot in both camps. Recently invested in an iMac at home, and it’s amazing. I have a hunch I’m a convert.

Guilty pleasures: Most played tunes from iTunes/Spotify?

Inspiring my guitar-playing older son with old favourites from Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Who.

Paul King is chief executive of the Green Building Council