FOR the Smith family, there was more than just a love of sport passed down from father to five children. Jack Smith is a retired professor of computer science at Queen's and computers were part of family life even in the 1970s.
Son Brian, the co-founder of BRS Golf along with brother Rory, said: " I can remember being in the building with the first computers in Northern Ireland. Dad eventually became dean of the faculty, and I can remember from the day I was born the very first computers were in the house.
"All five of us except my sister work in computers.
"I remember we had an early Apple at home and I remember a £1m computer at Queen's.
"Dad really pushed us into computers from a young age and he realised that was the future."
NBC comedy 30 Rock, starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin (above), satirised the corporate world with the real-life takeover by Comcast reflected in NBC's takeover by fictional Kabletown on the show. With a direct link now established between a Belfast company and 30 Rock, business life in Northern Ireland really can be stranger than fiction.