This started it all...

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Old laptopHave you ever seen the first ‘laptop’ or ‘portable’ computer? This little beauty was made by Compaq back in 1983, it weighed 28 pounds, and it took nearly 7 minutes to turn on and start working. After about 10 minutes with it sitting in your lap, your feet would fall asleep. Back in the mid 1980’s I bought one just like this. As a full-time sales person for the largest natural gas merchandising utility company in the world, I found myself in a job that required repeatable, predictable, accurate, and rapid results from a number of different calculations and product selection variables, to correctly assemble and price each system that I offered to homeowners. Getting it right was very rewarding. But taking too long to get it right, or worse, getting it wrong was ridiculously expensive.