At the risk of assuming anyone actually cares, here's a peek into:
From late 1979 to 1983 I was working for a small company in Seattle writing software for a Z-80 based data entry terminal, and eventually a CP/M based computer. The problem was that they were small....and getting smaller. They were 25 people when I joined, and around 6 at beginning of 1983.
So, I took a chance, and responded to an ad in the Seattle Times:
Interesting tidbit: that cassette Basic, listed above? My predecessor at IESI had reverse engineered it from a copy of Microsoft Basic at the time. The legalities had all been taken care of by the time I showed up. The predecessor? He left IESI just before I arrived in 1979 ... to work for Microsoft.
At this point, realize that I wasn't all that sure yet what I wanted to do. Being the loyal puppy that I am, leaving my job wasn't exactly an easy decision for me, but I sent the letter anyway. After all, I thought, what's the worst that could happen? I could be forced into making a decision if I got a response...