Saturday, October 20, 2007
Back in 1976, I graduated from high school and went to work in an international bank on Park Avenue, whose customers were other banks and corporations around the world. I worked in the Communications Department, and wound up as a teletype operator. I remember being able to dial up people in the Chicago or Los Angeles offices and "chatting" with them by typing back and forth. I thought it was the coolest thing. I even got invited to visit some of the people in Chicago, and took my motorcycle out there for a visit. After a couple of years, the bank started replacing our teletype machines with computers, and I thought that was even cooler. We could still dial people up around the world, but we could also type and save things and go back to them later. I guess in that sense, I've been blogging for 30 years!