Dick Applebaum has spent several years programming and developing computer applications on "maimframe" [his word] computers. He worked for IBM Corp as a Technical Market Support rep for Database/Data Communications.
In 1978 Dick, Lucy (his wife), and two other partners opened Computer Plus, Sunnyvale -- a retail computer store, in the heart of Silicon Valley. It was the 5th computer store in the area. After 11 years, and burnout, Dick and Lucy sold the stores and spent a few years traveling.