In Minneapolis on Friday, June 19, 1959, Dale wrote, “Stan got a job as digital computer trainee at System Development Corporation in Santa Monica, California.  He had a phone call from them to report there June 29th.  Mother, Helen, Dalene and I went to a Columbia Heights parade.”  That computer job turned out much better than drug store manager trainee, which I had just started.  Above: the control console of the first computer I learned to program, an IBM military computer used by the Air Force.  (The title of this blog is binary for 1959.)

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