The "tag-me" wave crashed into these shores, and Loek Bakker "tagged" me with the requirement that I reveal five things about myself. I saw fellow ZDNet bloggers Ed Bott and Mary Jo Foley also joined in on the fun, so here goes nothing:
1) I was raised as a US Army brat, living on or near bases in Virginia Beach, suburban Maryland, Brooklyn, New York, Fouras/Rochfort France, and Darmstadt and Nurnberg, Germany. I eventually ended up in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region, and stuck around. (Now in Bucks County.)
2) I graduated from Temple University with a degree in communications, and some follow-up (but incomplete) graduate work in public administration.
3) My first job out of college was with an international management association, AMS. I clawed my way up the corporate career ladder to director, and also was editor of its journal, Management World. But it got dizzying all the way up there at the pinnacle, so I moved on to become a self-unemployed consultant.
4) My first computer was a Commodore 64, complete with cassette tape drive, which you ran until it found the spot with your program. I actually wrote a primitive word processing program that rivaled EDLIN in functionality. I then moved on to a 25 MHz PC with a 20 MB hard drive, which felt like mainframe power at the time.
5) I watch the History Channel incessantly, which really annoys my wife.
I'm supposed to tag five more bloggers, but I'll just throw it open to all.