Flashback to the early 1980s, when this project manager pilot fish is working to help bring an aging factory into the computer age.

“I was in charge of getting planning and inventories on line in a new system,” fish says. “After a year, the money ran out for the project, but they wanted to keep me on and have me do development work.

“Among other things, we were using the one and only IBM PCJr to create a quality response process using the dBase II database system.”

In this case, “one and only” really does mean there’s a single PCJr computer, and fish uses it to create a database of all of the quality data, and another database of customer requirements.

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