Tony Wachs TW stories wanted 1288
Interesting. According to the inflation calculator at 1, $20K in 1974 would have been $79146.09 in 2003 dollars. That ain't hay, but I wouldn't call it a "could not refuse" offer for someone of your caliber at a Mbuttachusetts IT firm today. I guess system software developer salaries have risen significantly faster than (consumer price) inflation, at least in some parts of the US.
I wish I remembered what my father was making in 1974. He'd just taken a new job at a Mbuttachusetts IT consulting firm, Data Architects, so it'd be an interesting point of comparison.
Mergers and spin-offs do complicate corporate history. Here at Micro Focus, the original MF bought Intersolv in the mid-1990s; then after a coup d'management the combined company was renamed MERANT. MERANT was a complete disaster, and after a few years the head of the ACT division, which was largely the old MF, secured funding and bought the division away from MERANT - and changed the name back to Micro Focus. So like a lot of people here I went from Micro Focus to MERANT and back to Micro Focus without doing anything more than depositing my paychecks. (And not even that, really, since they're direct-deposit.)
Computers in movies
I wouldn't even grant it that. Some (though not all) of the kung fu choreography was OK, but it's done...
I'm not particularly funny, but I wanted to do something outrageous. And I'm Norwegian, so I wasn't going to go too far. -- Darlyne Erickson