tom’s early years in santa barbara

Soon after graduating from college in the early 1990s, Tom moved to San Luis Obispo, where he started a mobile bicycle repair business. Even with a sound business plan and his strong mechanical skills, though, he found it a very hard business to break into. He eventually moved to Santa Barbara, where he had an […]

more about tom and computers

Tom was in the first generation that essentially grew up with computers. He took a class in computers in junior high school; I seem to remember him learning on a Commodore 64 (which had 64K of RAM) and somewhere along the line he almost certainly used an Apple II in school. When the early IBM […]