Month: December 2011

I may show my age a little here, but I have been through a lot of tech changes in my business and recreational life. When I was going to college, computer programming classes were still using keypunch cards as the primary medium for input of both computer programs and data. I would listen to music on my drives in to college on my 8-track tape player. I would plan trips to Toronto to purchase record albums not easily found in Buffalo. My first sales position relied heavily on the fax machine to receive purchase orders and to send out credit applications. Almost all marketing materials were sent through the mail. I remember buying a word processor and then purchasing my first computer, an IBM 286, around this time for personal use. Continue reading