Leon "Corky" Zak
I started Zak Software in 1982 doing database and programming work after leaving Eastman Kodak where I did roll coating, electronics development, testing and such. I went to Kodak in 1969 because I needed a “real” job – disco had started to kill the live band market. After a 15 year stretch there I decided it was time to start my own business, hence the beginning of Zak Software Inc.
When the net came along I got into it pretty quickly. Started by doing a few web sites and then decided I wanted one. I was working with Maria Friske and David Cowles – they formed our first “graphics department”. I wanted a site to put the various things Zaks and I did and I forget which one (if they every read this and it matters they can let me know) came up with this logo. Taking a look at it through the Wayback Machine at https://www.archive.org/web/web.php it shows what we’ve used it from 1996 to sometime in 1999.
I’ve thought about putting a site up with various stuff and found a copy of the logo. What the heck, it works and geez – it’s an antique.
So this stuff here is just anything I want to put somewhere. Some programming things that I found helpful, maybe they’ll help someone else or just make someone smile.
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When I was 13 or 14 my sister got this idea to record her kids while they were young. With this in mind she bought a Wollensak 1/4″ tape recorder. This was a great idea – only she had no clue how to operate it. But you need to realize it was a different world then – you didn’t just push the button.
Here’s a list of some of the groups and people that are included – this is as I remember, but this starts over 50 years ago so if you remember it better than me, or I forgot someone, or I spelled your name wrong, please let me know: CLICK HERE to read more and hear some music samples.
Michael Bonafede – My Brother
Butch (Vinnie?) Biocci
And more …