Tuesday, February 9, 2010

On the Road in a Green Bug

In addition to the East Coast Video in Brockton, we picked up a second customer for our video rental software in Somerville, Massachusetts. It wasn't unusual for me to drive myself to these locations in my forest green 1965 VW Beetle. Sometimes there were bugs that needed fixing and sometimes they wanted enhancements. There was at least one evening when I was at the Somerville store late into the night.

These two customers were the very last work I did with Patrick Alessi, and the only real money I made with him aside from the circuit assembly work he provided. Perhaps if we had managed to sell to more stores I might have continued to work for him, but my life was about to take a turn in a totally different direction.

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