My name is Bill Perry and I have been involved with all things computer since early 1970. I have started this Blog as a way to share thoughts and information that might be useful to other individuals using computers, now a part of our daily lives.
My early career was in the development of ferrite core memories used in space satellites. These were tiny donut shaped ferrites as small as 0.015 inch in diameter. After a few years I landed in the minicomputer area of business. Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Data General (DG) were my two main areas of focus and it was a most enjoyable time in my career.
I am just now re-reading a book about Data General called “The soul of a new machine” by Tracy Kidder. This book is a wonderful look back at the time I was immersed in the minicomputer industry.
Then Apple came out with the personal computer and I became immersed in the IBM side of things (1980). I have, in one way or another been involved with PCs now ever since. I love the challenges that today’s technology brings. This blog is my attempt at sharing this deep interest of my life.
I am now semi-retired. More soon…
[ last updated 2021-04-22 ]