Al's Personal Page

I have met the enemy...

Favorite hobbies: International Folk Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing and New England-Style Contra Dancing.

I first learned folk dancing at the University of Illinois in Urbana. If you happen to be in Urbana, stop by and say hello for me. The web page . Rejoining these old friends makes me instantly younger.

I started my business as an independent consultant, and the first night we went out for a Chinese Dinner, and I received a fortune cookie that announced "Fortune is Smiling on You; Sing and Rejoice!". It was hard to feel that way upon the death of MasPar's hardware business, but it proved to be correct.

During my consulting, I've travelled as much as 160,000 miles in a year. As Craig Burzych reminds us all (on the occasion of the sighting of a UFO at O'Hare in November 2006): "To fly 7 million light years to O'Hare and then have to turn around and go home because your gate was occupied is simply unacceptable" (poor alien, I know how h(sh)e felt).


(1962) Look at a picture of class 6-2 from Public School 12 in Queens NYC. Click here to view . {For those who have requested it, a key to the names of people in the photo}.

(1974) we also have Al from a student ID card at the ETH/Zurich.

And this (1985) photo, probably more notable for the Dec Rainbow and the Imsai 8080 machines, than for me. These are the machines on which the UNO Vax Book was written...