Watching Hunters on Prime today. The Jewish accents and mannerisms are bringing back memories of our two Jewish partners back in the early PC days.
They were the money guys as I created Four Point Graphics. I can't remember their names, but they were two badass dudes. Our company was called IMSI and it was based in San Rafael, just across the bay, over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.
Both of these guys were Israeli tank commanders, military guys. Tough and ruthless, you wouldn't want to mess with them physically. They came to me one day and asked me to create an anti-virus program. This was before any such thing hit the market, before Norton.
I turned them down, just wasn't interested and I still despise anti-virus programs. They suck the life out of systems without merit.
We were at Peter Norton's shop down in Los Angeles one day for something, I missed meeting him because he was out to lunch that day.
Anyway, one of the Jewish guys bought me a ticket from Oakland to Seattle, actually rode with me for a meeting with Microsoft. I ended up hooking up with Riley's mom there, to be with my boy, and never saw any of my business partners again. Gig over.
But, the bottom line is, I created one of the very first graphics programs for the brand new IBM PC, in 1982!