Peter O'Kelly has tagged me to write down five things that most people don't know about me.
- I had lived in ten houses by the time I was 18 (two houses in Louisville, KY; one in Liverpool, England; one in Urbana, IL; one in Newport, RI; three in Champaign, IL; two in Eugene, OR.)
- I was awarded the Key to the City of Louisville, KY.
- I was clueless about computers in college, calling a keypunch machine a "computer" in the course of giving a college tour. Eleven years later I was Product Manager of Operating Systems at the eighth largest computer company in the world (Wang Laboratories).
- I was involved with the development of a tablet PC that shipped in 1991, back when they were called "pen PCs" and the PenPoint OS was giving Windows 3.1 a run for its money.
- In the course of that project, I met and had lunch with Douglas Adams, author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
For those wondering how all this got started, check out Jeff Pulver's blog.