I was going through some old boxes today and found a calendar I’d had in 1984. One notable difference from our calendars these days is how little is written in on any given month. However a few items of importance are written in. Apparently the main thing that I needed to keep track of in those days was job interviews. At the end of February I visited Knoware, a small start up developing PC software in Cambridge. March seems to have been my busiest month with visits to Teradyne on the 9th, BBN Labs on the 5th, and Intermetrics on the 23rd. I ended up joining Intermetrics and working there for 18 years if you count the various companies after mergers. Things could have been very different if I’d gone to Knoware a startup that closed within 12 months of when I spoke to them.