Yup, it is the weekend off-topic blog. This one has moldered in the files for months. Well, your luck just ran out.
After many years in Sales and Consulting in the Grocery industry, I got one of the first TRS-80 made. I am an amateur radio operator (KB9EU) and there was a teletype machine emulator (The Air Force had trained me in teletype repair about the time they were ready to go the way of the Dodo.) that I wanted to play with. It was a piece of junk but I got hooked on programming and would stay up all night writing trashy programs. It evolved into opening one of the early Radio Shack Computer Centers