Sean Carton

Sean Carton was Atomic Books‘ first customer. He showed up a few weeks before I opened and literally banged on the door until I let him. Then he showed up the day I opened Atomic for real, the day after Thanksgiving in 1992. Sean is the guy who got me onto the Internet in 1993 and onto the beginnings of the world wide web in 1994. I was on AOL at the time using a Packard Bell 386 with 4 megs of ram. The web was poised to take off.

InfoWorld Apr 6, 1992

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2 Responses to Sean Carton

  1. Sean Carton says:

    Awww, shucks! 🙂 Jeezuz, I look like such a baby!

    Interesting trivia fact: after that profile ran with my comment about Barbara Mikulski (“cute and tough!”) the good Senator actually called me and thanked me for the compliment! I was astounded and I think I even blushed a little bit.

    Oh, and one thing Scott didn’t mention: I also used to sell floppy discs stuffed with “hacker” TXT files on consignment at Atomic. Pre-Internet goodness!

  2. Didn’t we put those floppies in zip-lock baggies?

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