Fun Facts about me

  • I was the first deejay on Holland-America’s flagship, the ss Rotterdam. In the Sky Bar, I played disco records with dimes taped to the turntable arms to keep them from skipping while at sea.
  • In high school, the first computer I worked on created punch cards, and I learned Fortran.
  • In 1980, I lived two blocks away from the Dakota and heard the shots when John Lennon was shot.
  • The first computer I owned had a 40 MB (not a typo) hard drive, which was 14″w x 14″d by 6″ high, an amber 12″ monitor and a 12-pin printer. It cost $3500.
  • I learned to type on a manual typewriter.
  • I can drive a manual stick shift.
  • I’m left-handed. I can mirror-write (after I found out Leonard Da Vinci did it).
  • I can do addition in my head.
Close up of a Smith Corona typewriter (c. 1971)
My first electric typewriter

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