My contact with PCC started as a grad student in Computer Science
with a focus on Computer Assisted Education at Purdue and University of
Illinois - do you remember Plato or Pilot? I still have my PCC journal
which incluces the famous letter from Billy Gates regarding software
I finally wrangled a move to california with Hewlett-Packard in
1980, and have been in Silicon Valley ever since. I went to a start-up
in 1985; we were bought by Apple in 1987; another start-up in 1989, IPO
in 1996 and my own company in 1997. We dabbled in our own 'dot com' with
some measure of success - not a big IPO or acquisition, but we managed
to have a grest team for years, maintain low burn rate, and provide a
useful service. And it was a kick.
Now we're back at our own consulting firm, working in text retrieval,
content mining, and dabbling in robotics.
For fun: basic stamps, flying, robotics.
Guess for the future: nanotech.