[vcf-midatlantic] Apple //c equipment in Erie PA

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Wed Aug 30 19:10:51 EDT 2017

> On Aug 30, 2017, at 4:54 PM, Eric Rangell via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> My name is Eric Rangell and I live in Downingtown, PA.  My parents live in
> Lakewood NJ so I am looking forward to visiting the museum in Wall in
> November.
> My first computer was an Apple //e when I was 13 years old in 1983.  I
> learned programming in Basic, Pascal, and assembly language in my teens,
> which led to a degree in Information Systems and a job on Wall St, where I
> worked with COBOL, helped get the company through Y2K, then branched into
> Client/Server: Powerbuilder/Sybase, Java, C, C# .NET/SQL Server, HTML/JS.
> After that job I did consulting for a university where I built a class for
> remedial music theory in Java, Php, Mysql, and Unix.  My current position
> is a solution architect in the pharma industry where I try to keep up with
> Azure and VSTS while coordinating testing and FDA validation of systems.
> So retrocomputing is a hobby that helps ground me in something familiar.  I
> am revisiting a MIDI system I developed for myself on the Apple //e and
> learning about efforts by archive.org to preserve floppy disk images.  I
> have recently become interested in the ideas of Ted Nelson - Xanadu and
> Zigzag.
> When I was recently forced to dive into Javascript it was Doug Crockford's
> video series that helped me explore it.  I am impressed with how people got
> things done under the constraints of old hardware, and can appreciate the
> unique talents that this community has.
> Thanks, Eric

Welcome! I live just down the road from Lakewood in Brick. When you're out here in November drop a line, perhaps we can meet up at infoage. 

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