After obtaining a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas in 1977, I was fortunate to obtain a position at the Comptroller of Public Accounts, where I worked in Revenue Estimating. At the agency, I was fortunate to become “tech czar,” which allowed me to suggest new technologies to improve agency operations. We were the first state agency to deploy email, a mainframe-based system, in the 70’s and in 1995, a group (3) of us were able to link the Web to our mainframe, http://tinyurl.com/bm5fvx9 . Didn’t do much after that, except to prepare for retirement in 2000. My post retirements years have been spent teaching economics at Austin Community College since 2008, and online with University of Maryland University College. I also continue analyzing the state’s fiscal outlook, http://www.texasfiscal.info, public sector employment conditions, and other public policy issues.