Computer Days

1986 – Commodore 128

1986 – Commodore 128 It was the autumn of 1986, and we had moved into base housing a few weeks earlier. I do not know if it was that Mr.Mike was a single parent of two boys or what but once we had settled in our house was the place for what seemed like the […]

1987 – Macintosh SE

1987 Macintosh SE: 1st Apple Experience Bunschoten, The Netherlands 1987…. I was NCOIC (Non Commission Officer in Charge) of Computer Operations for the Logistic Complex, at Soestergberg AFB, The Netherlands, home of the Wolfhounds. Mission to provide support for the F15 Fighter, which protected the northern tier of Europe. Oh yes, I had seen the […]

1985 – SBSS Remote Processing Station

1985 – SBSS Remote Processing Station The Supply Connection After my Training in Minneapolis for the Sperry UNIVAC 1100/60 and my return to Little Rock AFB in 1984, we setup a Remote Processing Station for Base Supply. Meanwhile I had orders for Soesterberg AFB, the Netherlands. I had been promoted to MSgt (E7) and would […]

1984 – Sperry (UNIVAC) 1100/60

Sperry (UNIVAC) 1100/60 – 1984 Jacksonville, Arkansas home of Little Rock Air Force Base 354th Supply Squadron. It was the summer of 1984, and as the NCOIC of ADPM/PCAM unit, I was chosen to go to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota to be trained to operate the Sperry – UNIVAC 1100/60. BACKGROUND A contract was awarded in […]

1976 – UNIVAC DCT 2000

It was actually my second overseas tour for the Air Force, and Personal Computers (PCs) nor Apple Computers did not yet exist. I was stationed at San Vito dei Normanni Air Station, Italy, 7275th Support Group. The Day after meeting my sponsor, and getting settled in the local Minerva Hotel room, he picked me up […]

Steve Jobs

In Memory of Steve Paul Jobs February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011 “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, […]

1974 – Univac 1050-II

1974 – Univac 1050-II (Updated 23 Nov 2012) The First Computer I worked with was a UNIVAC 1050-II. It was back in 1974, while I was stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina. This mainframe computer used extensively by the U.S. Air Force Logistics, Base Supply System for Inventory Control. In order to even to […]