The Abiteq Journey… from my early career, we dazzled engineers with new electronic machinery automation that made their production magically improve. “Abracadabra!” Hmmm… a little long. (But the first letter ‘A’ would be the top of the phone book) And I want ‘Tech’ implied somehow. My specialty after all. In hindsight, Abratech probably should have evolved, but ‘Abiteq’ it became. My business name for all things computer and tech that would interest me enough to dabble commercially. Continued below…

The Abiteq Companies:

The Abiteq Journey (cont) – Ok, the real story was that my early partner referred to our innovative products as “F…ing Magic!”

George graduated from the university in the mid-70s after taking a Fortran programming class with card-punched program steps where you handed your resulting card stack (100+) to the desk and supposedly they fed it to a giant, room-size computer that I never saw. You would return in half a day to get a printout of your program results, or of your program failure, in which case you would return to the punch card machine to find your mistake and re-punch the particular incorrect cards, before resubmitting the stack.

And our engineering program included learning the slide rule to perform all of your math needs. We had speed tests, so you could solve the hardest math quickly. But before I graduated, the engineering school had embraced the new scientific calculators from Texas Instruments and Hewlitt Packard. And I changed my major to Business Marketing anyway.

In the early 80s, Bill Gates and Paul Allen introduced what would be the Windows PC, and Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak presented the Apple computer. I had taken an electronics class to understand transistors for my short-lived Hi-Fi Stereo sales job. I was now considered the tech and computer guy. My destiny was ordained.

The first twenty years working as ‘Control Components Northwest’ automating machinery and the later twenty plus as ‘Abiteq’ automating business marketing on the web.

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