Re: [midatlanticretro] Hello to MARCH
- Welcome mark !Sorry to hear that you are unemployedI loved UNIX in college. It was a very interesting OS for someone starting out in the computing field. I believe that Drexel used the Solaris variant. I used an HP variant when I was in the computing field. I still have lots of books on it. I even saved every college textbook I ever bought. Don't know why. I think I am a book hoarder.Hope to see you around MARCH events !----- Original Message -----From: marcgrundfestSent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 7:39 AMSubject: [midatlanticretro] Hello to MARCH
My Name is Marc Grundfest. Until sometime in 2007 I sas gainfully employed as a programmer in the Wall ST area in NJ. :( I am now out of work and looking to get involved in various activities. :)
My background is mostly in software. I started learning to program on a Timex Sinclair 1000, and later on an ATARI 1040 ST. At that time I did not plan a career in computers, and an my primary goal was to learn a bit of programing on my own ( at that time the Public Schools did not have computing courses-- but they did catch up before I graduated).
Later when looking for a job I had enough Computer credits to get an entry level job in MVS/ Cobol . Since then I have done C/unix,C++, Java and a few other things as well, mostly as an in house maintenance programmer and project leader.
I am interested in many things including computing history -- mostly software and mostly early UNIX ( I consider UNIX one of the best things that ever happen in software). For me the past is prologue and thus what you do not know about the past will impede your understanding of modern systems.
I hope to meet all soon, and I may be able to make my way down to Bill's this Sunday ( Evan filled me in) as I will be at the TCF this weekend.