"A User Dictionary"
I've been a computer user and AVID enthusiast (of ALL types of computers, operating systems and application software) since my brilliant engineering / programming-savant just-turned 89-year old uncle got me an Apple II Plus when I started college in 1980. While I took as many programming classes as my BSME degree allowed, what the "golden age" of personal computers really facilitated for me was a confident personality. I worked in a retail computer store from the Summer of 1982 to August 1985. I had an excellent, extremely enlightened boss who grew to pay me the same percentage OF profit (in commission) as I earned IN profit. Talk about motivation, I made ~$13,000 in the Summer of '83! Enough to allow me to naively turn down offers from IBM and GE upon graduation. History shows that GE (under Jack Welch) would have been the better professional choice, but I have absolutely no reason to regret any (except for one habit that later turned out to be EXTREMELY painful to extract) of my life-decisions at all. Extraction of that habit has somewhat damaged my mind neurologically, making me the potential best software design critic in the world. Hence this post! Chuck O'Brien 269-823-4295 (Cell) P.S. I do have ONE brilliant industry idea, but only middling confidence that I'll be able to "help the world" with it.