Congratulations Rick, and to your son.
Rocky, I just can't see you at IBM. I served time at IBM in Kingston
as a contractor in the late 80s. As buttoned down as it was then I
just can't image how it was in the 60s.
On May 11, 2009, at 12:09 PM, The Roxter wrote:
> Rick Lindsay wrote:
>> In fact, YES! His first car was a '79 MGB LE that had been under
>> 12 feet of
>> water. We rebuilt everything. And when he got his first
>> internship at the
>> Langmier Atmospheric Physics Lab, the first thing that they asked
>> him was if
>> he had ever worked on cars! Seems that most kids today have never
>> touched a
>> wrench/spanner. He got the job.
> Same thing they asked me when I went to work for IBM in 1966. All
> the whiz kids were trained on computers, but they hired about ten
> new guys to fix the card machines that provided all the input in
> those days. Those things had really exotic components like geneva
> drives and such. I was hired because I was building my own racing
> cars (MGs and Minis) and finishing races.
> -The Roxter
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