It must be great to be a bird,To sail upon the open wind,To glide upon the hidden sea,And spread your wings through gales of dreams.It must be great to be a bird. And if it were a way to live,A hawk is what you’d find most fair:The fearless eye and crook of beakAnd life upon…… Continue reading It Must Be Great To Be A Bird
They said that the town was named after a bull — probably a bull buffalo that roamed the English River valley many moons before the white man arrived.
“We simply aren’t going to spend that kind of money on an employee ventilation request. The option on the building lease comes up soon, and we could be moving to Houston sooner than some think. Our budget certainly doesn’t have allocations for those expenditures”, retorted Dan Dollars, Vice President of Finance. Veronica Vip, the director…… Continue reading The Killer Can
At a desk in the Kremlin in Moscow in the Soviet Union on planet Earth revolving around the Sun in the Milky Way galaxy of the Andromeda local cluster within the Kanobi super-cluster of the Universe in the mind of God there sat a computer scientist cursing her terminal. True, she was connected to the…… Continue reading The Class Act
It was a slow day at the Generally Electrical Western Regional Field Service Office, there had been no service calls that morning – everything was running fine. Bill Torque, Senior Field Engineer, sat behind his desk working on a broken terminal. A flash, a bang, and a puff of smoke indicated that his latest scientifically…… Continue reading The Merge
… and all through the Norpolcorp corporate conference room all eyes were fixed on the speaker making her presentation. “Now, I would like to call your attention to the transparency you see on the center screen. You will find it on page 37 in your packet. This chart shows the previous six years of present…… Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…
“The Robotto Papers” and “The Terracorp Chronicles” are metaphorical chronicles of the final two years before the demise of the Milpitas based Synapse Computer Corporation. Both are a bit silly, but they preserve a piece of Silicon Valley history nonetheless. War Games The steady beat of large drums could be heard in the distance, drawing…… Continue reading The Terracorp Chronicles