Tom, how did you get started with Jet Letter?
“I got into programming by necessity not be design. My goal in life was to become an biomedical engineer and I did such work on the XB-70. While working on my Ph.D. dissertation at UCLA many years ago I had to learn how to code simply because I couldn’t afford to hire someone to do it for me to complete my dissertation. Tiring of the R and D business, in the 1970s I found myself in the software business.”
“Around 1999 I became aware of a company that had a very successful VDP solution. That company was Gene Mallory’s Jet Products and the product was Jet Letter. The advantage to Jet Letter at the time was its scripting language that allowed users to do more difficult projects and actually grow their businesses.”
“Being the entrepreneur that I was I made an offer to buy Jet Letter from Gene. He somewhat politely informed me that I may know software but I knew nothing about VDP and that I’d run the company into the ground. Sensing that he might be right and still thinking it was a great product I signed on to work for Gene in a sales capacity.”