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About life in the last third / Apple / Avram's Past

Could Franklin have been Compaq and Apple, Microsoft?

This is another outtake from my book, The Flight of a Wild Duck. In April 1983, I left Digital Equipment Corporation, where I headed the development of that company’s Professional Series Computers to join Franklin Computer as Chief Operating Officer. However, in reality, I function a the CEO. I had considered starting my own company, … Continue reading

About life in the last third / Technology / The Flight of a Wild Duck

Was the Personal Computer Industry Inevitable?

While writing my book, The Flight of a Wild Duck, I couldn’t help but speculate on alternative realities. So much of one’s life is driven by random events. So it was easy for me to imagine how things could have unfolded differently. One of the possibilities that intrigued me was derived from the significant shift … Continue reading