I always enjoy hearing from you. Thanks for checking out MARCH, the
Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists. Give us a head-up if you ever visit
- Evan K.
--- olddataman2000 <b.r.borrill@...
> Hello Group,
> Being an expatriate of Long Island I have to keep track of you
> people even though I live in Indiana now. I go back a ways in the
> ccomputer industry. I started in late 1956 and have been in love
> with two important things in my life. My wife Barbara of over 51
> years and computers in general. I started in the personal computer
> industry in 1975 when I attended the conference on standards for
> audio tape recording peripherals for personal computers. I opened my
> first store in Feb. 1976 and have been told it was the 12th or 13th
> store in the world, but I don't go that far. I just say it was one
> of the first dozen or so GOOD stores. You can read about me in Fire
> In The Valley which was co-auhored by Mike Swaine of Dr. Dobbs fame
> who worked for me as my software support person for a couple of
> years before moving to the coast to become famous. If you are
> familiar with the Osborne McGraw Hill book called something
> like "The CP/M User Guide" by Thom Hogan, you might be interested in
> the fact that the fink wrote in on my time when he held the software
> support position before MIke. I'm kidding of course , but I like to
> needle him every chance I get because he dedicated the book to
> anyone who was of any assistance, except me, and I intgroduced hime
> to Adam Osborne and he used my store demo Vector Graphics word
> processing system to write it!
> At the time I was also a VP of Ted Nelson"s "itty bitty machine
> co." I was dealer nr. 007 for Cromemco, nr. 8 for Processor Tech
> and nr. 10 for IMSAI, among others. A few months later I became one
> of the first two or three Apple dealers. Those were the days. We
> dodn't make much money but we worked so hard and fast, and had so
> much fun it didn't matter.
> So, Good Luck with MARCH and I'll throw my two cents worth in
> occasionaly, just to annoy you with my run-on sentences and typo
> Warmest Regards
> Ray Borrill (olddataman2000)
> PS In caseyou wonder, my stores were "The Data Domain" I'm working
> on a web site of the same name but it is slow going, and a work in
> progress so far.
> PIONEER PURVEYOR OF PERSONAL PROCESSING POWER
Evan's personal homepage: www.snarc.net
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