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How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 12, 2005 07:52PM
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: h'
Date: December 12, 2005 08:03PM
OWC larry late 30s, daddy money for start-um business.



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: owc jon
Date: December 12, 2005 08:04PM
Actually h, both are incorrect smiling smiley

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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 12, 2005 08:11PM
h', I practically spit out my drink! I was thinking something similar (not facts, but rather style), but was going to let it slide. :-)



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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: owc jon
Date: December 12, 2005 08:12PM
Actually h, both are incorrect smiling smiley

OWC started very small with Larry's sales of re-inking ImageWriter ribbons to local people and selling ram chips, before there were such things as even SIMMs smiling smiley This venture only grew from there, especially fueled by the IIGS and it's expandability...ahh the good ol' days LOL

At the bottom of the page "Facts and Details about Other World Computing": [eshop.macsales.com]


(I edited the post to give more info)






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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: laarree
Date: December 12, 2005 08:16PM
Damn, that OWC Larry is a youngster!

I guess I'm the old Laarree.




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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: h'
Date: December 12, 2005 08:17PM
OK, Larry 41, and story go-um Larry start out shining shoes
for Woodstock opera house patron when much small boy.



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: owc jon
Date: December 12, 2005 08:18PM
h':

Whos 41? Larry? If so I'm horribly off too ;)





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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: December 12, 2005 08:22PM
Sounds to me from the bio info that Larry is nearly 31.
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: owc jon
Date: December 12, 2005 08:25PM
And we have a winner! Well, kindof... over 31 smiling smiley

Gutenberg Wrote:
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> Sounds to me from the bio info that Larry is
> nearly 31.






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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/12/2005 08:25PM by owc jon.
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: December 12, 2005 08:27PM
I was going to say mid 30's but look at the Bio:

[eshop.macsales.com]

Thanks owc jon, interesting....

So do we get to hear "Steve Jobs type" stories about Larry?

Any interesting stories or skeletons hidden in the OWC Closet....

; - )
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: h'
Date: December 12, 2005 08:27PM
OK, no parental money in the picture-- I sure hope Larry gives generously to the orphanage he grew up in.
I'm trying to remember when it was-- guessing early 1998, when I was in Woodstock one winter visting someone and we walked by the OWC HQ . . . it was some kind of half abandoned small office or storefront, and OWC seemed to have a totally haphazard mess of an operation in the basement or garden level-- I remember you could look down into it through some ground level windows. I rember seeing some "kids" in there moving stuff around. I guess one of them must have been Larry . . .
Hard to believe they were already as big as the bio states at that point.

So have a lot of the customer service problems over the years maybe come from the employment of young-ish high school buddies who didn't think they could possibly get fired?




I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: December 12, 2005 08:30PM
I heard he started out in Springfield and inked those ribbons by the light
of the fireplace on the back of a shovel ... or something like that :-/

never let a good story get in the way of the truth.



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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: December 12, 2005 08:34PM
Hmmm, found this in the Bio:


O’Connor is also the co-founder of Price.com, which has provided consumers with online comparative pricing information for computer and electronic products since 1998...


I think the smoke is beginning to clear!!!!



Dealmac is definitely in trouble IF Larry steps this up and makes it more "Mac-Centric. Larry has just begun to open up the can of Whup Ass! This is going to be cool. Why go any place else.

No wonder they banned him on Dealmac! Think about it!

What's that?

I hear a plump Lady warming up her voice...

The fork is coming out of the drawer...

It's over!





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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: owc jon
Date: December 12, 2005 08:36PM
h':

Well, Yep you would have been correct.... 1996-1998 were chaotic years... Much much growth beyond what was ever planned....which caused staffing nightmares. We actually took over both floors of that building (no basement though) within those 2 years, and 2 years later we had to move again....and we still have a remote office as well.....but 96-98 were the most chaotic...growing pains if you will. We have excellent people, past and present who always went beyond the call....





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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: owc jon
Date: December 12, 2005 08:37PM
I say "No comment" but would gladly entertain direct questions smiling smiley

ArtP Wrote:
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> Hmmm, found this in the Bio:
>
>
> O’Connor is also the co-founder of Price.com,
> which has provided consumers with online
> comparative pricing information for computer and
> electronic products since 1998...
>
>
> I think the smoke is beginning to clear!!!!
>
>
>
> Dealmac is definitely in trouble IF Larry steps
> this up and makes it more "Mac-Centric. Larry has
> just begun to open up the can of Whup Ass! This is
> going to be cool. Why go any place else.
>
> No wonder they banned him on Dealmac! Think about
> it!
>
> What's that?
>
> I hear a plump Lady warming up her voice...
>
> The fork is coming out of the drawer...
>
> It's over!





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Jon Hiller
Other World Computing
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[www.fastermac.net]
FOLDING FOR TEAM 48057



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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: December 12, 2005 08:42PM
ArtP Wrote:
>
> Dealmac is definitely in trouble IF Larry steps
> this up and makes it more "Mac-Centric. Larry has
> just begun to open up the can of Whup Ass! This is
> going to be cool. Why go any place else.
>

Let me also state before Larry steps in and comments...

I realize that this forum is not a competition for Dealmac. Larry has handled the situation well and much, much, much, better than almost anybody I know.

He always kept it on a business level with a almost frightening degree of modesty.

But seems like Larry has a way to show a little "South Side of Chicago" and step up the game, if he so chooses.

Listen for the "Psssssstttttt...." (Can of Whup Ass Opening! - COMING SOON - MAYBE????)
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: owc jon
Date: December 12, 2005 08:49PM
Don't forget everyone... we want your input... we only have a couple "topics" right now... but we want to bring more on... Post your suggestions!!

Jon.


ArtP Wrote:
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> ArtP Wrote:
> >
> > Dealmac is definitely in trouble IF Larry
> steps
> > this up and makes it more "Mac-Centric. Larry
> has
> > just begun to open up the can of Whup Ass!
> This is
> > going to be cool. Why go any place else.
> >
>
> Let me also state before Larry steps in and
> comments...
>
> I realize that this forum is not a competition for
> Dealmac. Larry has handled the situation well and
> much, much, much, better than almost anybody I
> know.
>
> He always kept it on a business level with a
> almost frightening degree of modesty.
>
> But seems like Larry has a way to show a little
> "South Side of Chicago" and step up the game, if
> he so chooses.
>
> Listen for the "Psssssstttttt...." (Can of Whup
> Ass Opening! - COMING SOON - MAYBE????)






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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 12, 2005 09:08PM
I was expecting someone to say "Old OWC Larry fine" (Cary Grant reference), but I guess there are more whippersnappers than I thought on here.

I couldn't get a read on whether he was a Gen-Xer or what his age was.
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: Sam3
Date: December 12, 2005 09:25PM
I don't think DealMac/DealNews has to worry much. Well, they shouldn't need to worry. Price.com's layout is very simple, DealMac is very elegant.

Also, Larry obviously is willing to go into competition with himself, look at all of the OWC competitors listed on Price.com. It kind of reminds me of Progressive Insurance; where they quote other companies prices. To me this shows a very self-assured person, one who is not afraid of competition.

I think the focus of each site is different.
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 12, 2005 09:29PM
Dennis S Wrote:
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"Old OWC Larry Fine"



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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: December 12, 2005 09:37PM
Ack. That's a joke I never would have gotten if I had images turned off.
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: Guitarman
Date: December 12, 2005 10:20PM
$tevie, an actual female who is into the Stooges!!!!!
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: h'
Date: December 12, 2005 10:22PM
owc jon Wrote:
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> h':
We actually took over both
> floors of that building (no basement though)
> within those 2 years, and 2 years later we had to
> move again....

But it was on some sort of odd little hill or elevation, causing you to sort of walk up and then feel like you're looking down, no?



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: owc jon
Date: December 12, 2005 10:40PM
Not really..... right outside the woodstock square... a slight slope, but non that I would call abnormal......

Jon.



h' Wrote:
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> owc jon Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > h':
> We actually took over both
> > floors of that building (no basement though)
> > within those 2 years, and 2 years later we
> had to
> > move again....
>
> But it was on some sort of odd little hill or
> elevation, causing you to sort of walk up and then
> feel like you're looking down, no?






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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 12, 2005 10:47PM
$tevie, that comment (and pic) is one of the best replies I've seen here..or over there.
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: December 12, 2005 10:49PM
$tevie's specialty, the hilarious riposte.
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: h'
Date: December 12, 2005 11:11PM
So, are most of the employees in or near Woodstock?



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: owc jon
Date: December 12, 2005 11:19PM
Actually, we have a very wide range... many from woodstock/mchenry county, but we also have others that are well outside the area...and telecommute too....voip is a great thing!

Jon.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/12/2005 11:26PM by owc jon.
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Re: How old OWC Larry?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 13, 2005 09:02AM
Guitarman Wrote:
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> $tevie, an actual female who is into the
> Stooges!!!!!

Sorry to disappoint, but I am in fact an actual female whose husband is into the Stooges. And who can't resist a set-up line. :-D
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