January 16, 2008

At least somebody remembers his history

I’m going through a ton of MySQL-related blog posts right now, for obvious reasons. I ran across one from last month in which MySQL’s senior execs said ridiculous things about industry history, such as Microsoft started as an OS company or Microsoft didn’t think much about its business model when it started out. Fortunately, the interviewer — Brier Dudley — knew better, and quickly sent them on a ferocious backpedal. Hats off to him!


2 Responses to “At least somebody remembers his history”

  1. Ned A. Koble on February 9th, 2009 11:17 pm

    ADR had some amazing employees. It would be a loss not to include information on Bob Wickenden (“WICK”) and Steve Wright. Bob was Chairman of the board, and Steve Wright was highly instrumental in writing the first COBOL compiler that worked!
    I had the pleasure to introduce the product ROSCOE to OS data centers throughout the United States, Central America, and Canada, during the 1970’s era.

  2. Dave Dorey on March 8th, 2017 2:24 pm

    I knew Ned from way back. Mike Struble who has been with CA, supporting Roscoe on and off since 1994 asked me when when ADR first was developing the product.

    I remember it was purchased from a University, and it was at ADR in 1969 . Ned figured out a way to present it to customers.

    We also can’t forget, Henry Wood, Phil Berg, Mike Guzik and a lot more.

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