"During my career I have had the privilege and the misfortune to
be involved with quite a few nascent businesses. Some have been
small, with no more than five or ten employees. To this day they
still have that many or less. Others grew from 50 employees to over
10,000 in a very short time. In every case there was a technology
component involved in my job.
"During this time I have consistently been an IT buyer. I still
cringe at the $3,000 a piece I spent for DX2-33 PCs with 8MB for a
financial services firm back in the mid-1990s, though at the time
it was a heck of a deal..."