It has been almost 15 years since the father of microcomputing in banks, Bob Long, founder of a newsletter called Microbanker, encouraged bankers to purchase personal computers.

He believed that the time was ripe - even in 1980 -for bankers to begin understanding how PCs work and what they could do for productivity. He prodded them to invest in what was then new technology, because he had a vision of the future and the role that the PC would ultimately play.

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