new member introduction - Doug W.
I'm Doug White, recently dubbed "Doug W." to allay confusion of Dougs.
I live in Taneytown, MD, and work in Gaithersburg, MD. As a kid in the '60's, my dad brought home reams of wide fanfold computer paper for us to color on. I would flip it over to the "used" side and read the COBOL. (my parents thought TV rotted the mind. No, it was COBOL.) I had access to Apples and IBM PCs in the early 80's, and dad got a Timex/Sinclair that he let me program. I still have some of my code on tapes - which is an ulterior motive for my recent question about cassettes...
I was an IBM PC-XT-AT-RT user, as well as a Mac user up to System 7. Then I went Unix/Linux (IBM, Sun, SGI) until Mac OS X came out, and went gleefully back. I've since become jaded about Apple, and am back on Linux.
I currently am a glorified pack rat running the National Software Reference Library at NIST. National Software Reference Library