Owain Owain was born in Pwllheli, North Wales, and was educated in Bangor University, where he studied physics. He became a nuclear scientist at Windscale, Cumbria for a few years before settling back at Bangor in 1955 to raise a family. He was one of the founders of the Welsh Language Society and edited the society's main voice Tafod y Ddraig.
In January 1964 he wrote about the importance of the Fro Gymraeg or Welsh Heartland.
- The computer makes it posible to create a central information centre of all human achievements; and for any individual, from the comfort of his own home, to interrogate that information. For example, you would like to see a picture of the tallest horse? Then before your last finger clicks the last button that photograph will be up on your screen, in your own home.
- What effect will all this have on education? First of all, teaching computer skill will be more important - much more important - than teaching children lists of facts. The computer will become the child's memory.
- And teachers will be promoted from being the deliverers of facts to being being guides - guiding their peoples through rich and valued experiences offered by the computer.
- 'Y Cymro' (Welsh weekly newspaper), 23/07/1969
- Enillwn y Fro Gymraeg, ac fe enillir Cymru, ac oni enillir y Fro Gymraeg, nid Cymru a enillir.'
- Translation: 'If we win the Welsh Heartland, then we win Wales; if we lose the Welsh Heartland, it is not Wales that we win.'
- Y Cymro, 12/11/1964