hard for computer power. There were multiple threads, not all computer-connected. The biography of Norris by Jim Worthy is hearsay about these times, and mostly repeats Norris' anecdotes. I mentioned in Chapter 9 that the magazine started in 1957, and the number of times I have referred to it and to its editors in later chapters has attested to my close involvement, as a contributing editor columnist for some years, and always. What GE needed in 191958 was a powerful hardware man. But I now understood from Grady and Lew and other new acquaintances how fast construction could proceed in Phoenix. Dorothy and I, and Elizabeth, had been describing to him for decades. There were supporting machines: tabulators and sorters and reproducers and such. In May they would send me out again, this time flying their flag, to look for computer manufacturers who might buy wodges of Tom Kamp's excellent IBM-compatible magnetic tape drives. I said CDC planned to furnish 50 drives, but that samples for Bull - they were asking about trials starting in four months - would have to be 60, 110v, and glossed over the availability of a French-speaking CDC installations engineer. If a company really needed me they might take a chance, but I hadn't hit one of those.
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Santa Barbara was (to me also) a lovely place. On the last day we were together I told Strickland and Miles that I intended to go to the British Computer Society meeting as a way of utilizing the four or five days of my current agreement with them, which expired at the end. When Control Data finally came, they went to Luzern, and when they were run out of there they went straight to Frankfurt. My phone rang off the hook for a day or two; most of the recipients knew what I was working on, but even Lowe had not known details, or what I proposed to charge. But that was in the future. Déodat and Dorothy and I were as happy as could. My poor little 1937 Plymouth soon edged past the 100,000 mark, but actually benefited from its new duties, since it was soon allowed a new set of tires and a better battery. He travels and speaks widely, both to technical and to popular audiences; in his speeches as well as his writings he is renowned for his insights and notorious for his frankness. With several company big shots in attendance, they had managed to lay on the Duke of Kent. Like toasters, I asked?