IF I WAS blogging when I first started work in 1976, I would probably have written about continuing inflation and how that was affecting my car's thirsty needs every 300 miles ($5300 firebreather at right). I would have blogged about the first Concorde flight for sure, because I was headed to the sky over Alabama and Arizona. I didn't have a computer back then but 1976 was the first year for Apple, something I spotted when visiting friends in San Francisco throughout the summer of 1976. San Francisco homes cost more than the 1976 average home cost ($43,400.00) back then. I didn't earn enough to buy a home back then but with $14,000 of annual taxable income, I wasn't too far away from buying my first home. I think I spent most of my monthly wages on gasoline (cost per litre: 16 euro cent), radar detectors, cassette tapes and my car payment. I lost my Nikon camera sometime during 1976, never bought a Polaroid camera, and used an Aiwa tape recorder to record tracks from hifi systems. I talked a lot about flying with several college classmates. Two of them went off to fly the Enterprise, the Space Shuttle that was first unveiled in 1976. Times have changed a lot since my first paid employment in 1976.