1st URL advertised in a computer magazine

I was digging around archive.org (now known as the way back machine) for a copy of one of the actual ads that I authored and ran in Computer Shopper between Oct '93 and Oct '94 a couple of years before the Internet was commercial for an interview today with The Daily Kent Stater at Kent State University and found one from Oct '94.

Historical 1993-94 Internet ad in Computer Shopper
1993-94 Internet ad in Computer Shopper

Usually when I tell people about my 15 minutes of fame according to Andy Warhol they'll respond "but we all know that Al Gore invented the Internet". I'll smile and respond I don't claim to have invented the 'net, or wish to take anything away from either Al Gore or Tim Berners-Lee, just having attempted to capitalize on it as ethically as possible at the time through traditional print media instead of spam (still a bad thing), for which I'm very proud to have been at the right place at the right time in history.

My life experiences in Columbus Ohio during the 1980s

In 1982 I found myself divorced from my first wife Jan. Not long after my father aquired a cemetery in Columbus, Ohio which also gave me an opportunity to live in Columbus for most of the 1980's.

When I first arrived I had a date and wanted to go sailing but I couldn't find a place to rent a sailboat. Well, being an entrepreneurial spirit, I decided to start a sailing company which I called Sail Ohio. I managed to survive eight years renting and teaching people to sail at the various lakes around Columbus, before I returned home to Ravenna, Ohio in 1989.

My Amazon wishlist

Just in case someone should love me enough to make my birthday, or just my day, I thought it'll be fun to share some of the things I'd like to have

I'm not Jewish, but I'd sure be into celebrating Chanukah/Hanukkah (חנוכה‎) with my Jewish friends... Any holiday that last eight days with a gift on each day, is enough reason for me.

You might even like the line I give my kids about every day is Christmas in my household...