Tea and dBaseII

(This is¬†the story behind the reference to tea in this earlier chapter of the memoirs.) The phone rang as I started shutting the front door behind me. In one of those momentous decisions that define history¬† I overrode my initial inclination to continue on my way out and stepped back in and picked up the receiver. "Hi, this is ___, from ____ are you guys still in business? Would you be interested in doing some work for…

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Bengali COBOL

In the early summer of the following year (following the on-time, on-budget arrival of the baby #1, chronicled in this post) financial conditions hadn't really improved. A meager income was being gleaned by teaching. My wife and I took up part-time lectureships at various schools that were mushrooming everywhere. Schools that gave out diplomas on computer programming, computer skills such as spreadsheets and word processing. All this was new then. The spreadsheet most used then was SuperCalc…

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