HI Joyce, Great job last night at the MFA! I'm so glad that you were chosen as the interviewer. You made the audience feel included, and the fact that you are a true, die hard fan made for a great evening! I felt like I was sitting in someone's living room, participating in a great conversation (I asked the question at the beginning of the Q&A about Joan.) As a fellow breast cancer survivor, if I had had the opportunity, I was going to invite you to attend a benefit for the Ellie Fund on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at the Hard Rock Cafe. It's a comedy I co-write with two friends/fellow survivors. Please check it out at www.theelliefund.org/pinkribbon.htm . If you are interested in attending, I will make sure there is a ticket for you at the door. I think you will enjoy it!
Joyce,I don't know if you remeber or not, but many years ago, I gave you a ride in a sailplane.In fact, you were one of the bravest reporters to ever take a pair of lessons with us. One of my colleagues from the Avco Everett Research Laboratory, Bob Weiss, saw the program and called up. Things were not all that great in the glider business, and it took only a few weeks before I found myself working as a chemical engineer for Bob at Physical Sciences Inc. The year had to be 1978. One thing lead to another, and I eventually had an idea that the lab was not interested in pursuing, but which my wife Ann was. In 1986 the company that resulted, Microway Inc., was the sixth largest customer in the world of the Intel Corporation! We no longer are that large a customer of Intel, but the work we did basically influenced the entire PC world. The component that our software tools enabled, the Intel 8087, took 10 years to become the standard numeric coprocessor used today in all Intel compabible PCs. As a former professional musician whose kid brother spent 12 years with the BSO, I always enjoyed your on the air commentaries.Hope all is well,Stephen Friedsteve@microway.com