Life Timeline

A Work in Progress

2000- Principal Consultant, Bass Economics, Inc. – consultancy on high-tech market/technology forecasts, litigation support and expert witness.
2012-2013 Vice Chairman and Principal Analyst, Parks Associates.
2005- Founded Bass Basement Research Institute (a 501c3 Corporation)
2000-2007 Adjunct Professor of Marketing (research only), University of Texas at Dallas
1987-2002 President, Future Think, Inc. (d.b.a. Dream IT) — Consultancy and publisher of business information about markets for digital products and services. Published Future Thinker newsletter.
1994-1998 Board of Directors, FOURTH SHIFT Corporation
1986-1987 Board of Directors, Microsoft Corporation
1984-1985 President, Future Computing, Inc., a McGraw-Hill subsidiary
1980-1984 Founder, President & CEO, Future Computing Inc.
1978-1980 Fellow and (later) Vice President BSD, Electronic Data Systems
1976-1981 Founder, Partner, and Vice President, The Micro Store
1975-1977 Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas
1974 Ph.D., Computer Science, Southern Methodist University, (computer
operating systems and computer architecture with minor in discrete mathematics)
1974-1975 Engineering Specialist, Xerox Corporation
1973 M.A.S., Computer Science, Southern Methodist University
1971-1974 Instructor, Computer Science, North Texas State University
1972 M.S., Computer Science, North Texas State University,
1972 B.S., Physics and Mathematics, East Central University, Oklahoma
1971 Undergraduate classes, University of Texas at Arlington
1970-1971 Senior Systems Software Programmer, Recognition Equipment Inc.
1968-1970 Systems Software Analyst, Computer Usage Company
1968-1968 Scientific Programmer, Lockheed Electronics NASA
1967-1968 Scientific Programmer Analyst, Bell Helicopter
1965-1966 Bar Tender, Campus Bar
1964-1966 Physics Department Work Study, East Central University, Oklahoma
1964 Admission and Medical Records Clerk, Valley View Hospital, Ada, Oklahoma
1964 Birth of sons, John and Kevin
1964-1966 Student in Physics and Mathematics, East Central University, Oklahoma
1963 Birth of son, Allen
1962-1963 Numerical Control Secretary, American Air Filter
1960-1962 U.S. Army (Honorable Discharge)
1960 Industrial Accident Laboratory Assistant/Secretary, Employers Casualty Company
1960 Graduated from Stratford High School, Oklahoma. Valedictorian, Basketball Team Co-Captain and Debate team.
1959 NSF-Sponsored Oklahoma State University program for outstanding science students
1942 Hello World!