>Started working on this date in 1980. I suppose I should feel proud and happy to have been gainfully employed on a continuous (continual?) basis since then.

The world has changed so much in that period of time that it’s frightening to contemplate. Technology, geopolitics, national and international mindsets. On balance, I think things are somewhat better than they were back then. The music’s awful though, isn’t it?

Thus speaks an aging geezer…:-)