I have been working in the Personal
Computer industry since 1983.
Albany Business College (now defunct)
purchased 28 original 2nd generation IBM PCs (64 -256k models) with
monochrome monitors, dual 5 1/4" floppy drives, Epson
FX-80 printers and printer switch boxes. I was to teach
myself about them and then pass on this knowledge to the
instructors (who were presently teaching me mainframe related
classes - (Data General Eclipse C-250 anyone?) and how to use them.
Prior to this, I worked with a
Kaypro-10 CP/M based PC. Sheesh, remember the pac-man
game in text mode?
Since then, I've moved right along
with the industry, albeit slowly at times. The PC /
network industry is rapidly changing and is always a
My favorite time so far since the
beginning of this journey has been to teach classes I need to
receive my bachelor's degree. You see, I haven't taken
these classes yet but I've already taught them. Sooner
or later, the 4 year degree will be achieved.
(Yeah, right - maybe after this Y2K thing has passed!)
I am always (most times) available
for PC (IBM / compatibles) related questions. I
may take some time to get back to you due to other demands on