Milo lives right next to my hometown, Hopewell Junction, NY, so when he started
to give me directions, I blithely intimated that I knew this place like the back
of my hand and I'd only need his address to get to him... and when I tacked on
an extra half-hour into the trip because I simply could not find his turn-off road,
I decided that maybe I didn't know my old hometown as well as I did.
We conducted the interview in his garage, which is where all his computers and
machinery lives, while his kids played outside. They're pretty obvious on the tape
if I listen for them, especially at one point where the kids decided they should
bounce the ball they were playing with off the garage door. Luckily, my headphones
Milo ran his BBS in Connecticut, and was a part of Fidonet as well as being a part
of his local Sysop community. His interview covered being in Fido, as well as the
mechanics of being in flamewars, and some of the common pitfalls that BBS sysops
encounter. He also told some great stories about apologizing for his flamewars
years later, and he may in fact be the only TI/99-4a owner I interviewed discussing
his machine on camera.
Everything went smoothly, and I had a good time.