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The house of outlining on Comanche Trail

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named thanks.gifI got my hands on an old Lowell George album I haven't heard since 1980 or 1981 when I lived on Comanche Trail in Los Gatos. It was a wonderful time, although I wasn't so sure about it then. I was young, and reaching my peak of creativity. I was hanging out with smart people at Personal Software and some shady people too. It was at this time that we created the expand and collapse display for outliners, and move-by-structure. Outliners for personal computers were being invented at the house on Comanche Trail. With Google Maps I can almost go to the exact house. Maybe at some point they'll send their car down that street and I'll be able to find the house itself. Those were great times!  Permalink to this paragraph

All of it brought back by listening to an old album! Music is great that way. Permalink to this paragraph

BTW, the sound system I'm listening to Lowell George on is a billion percent better than the one I listened to then. I also smoked then and did a lot of drugs. I don't do that no mo, although gotta admit sometimes I wish I could. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

So far my favorite two songs on the album are 20 Million Things To Do and Cheek To CheekPermalink to this paragraph


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