A turning point in my life was being able to attend college at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
At Tech, my freshman roommate was Carl. We also shared an apartment off-campus during our junior year.
I also met Susan, across a freshman chemistry lab bench.
Though my major was physics, I also took advantage of several computer science courses, and worked the summer of 1969 in the computer center. This background turned out to be the foundation for practically all of my subsequent work experience.
By the time I left, transferring to UC Riverside, the school’s name had changed to Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).