She remembered me as, "the kid who reprogrammed all our computers". Well, no, I demurred. "But you could have," she insisted. Probably not, but the legend lives.
The Record got a state-of-the-art text editing system circa 1974 or 1975. I came home from Freshman or Sophomore year after taking a few computer courses and thought the program was awful. For example, you couldn't page up. You could page down, but not go back. I offered to rewrite the code. I'm just as happy they didn't take me up on it, but I did help a few people (including my father) get used to using computerized systems. That probably established my reputation with the more traditional news hounds.
The Woodstock story is in several variants as I edited for length. At some point, I'll post the full version here, but the papers) want first publication.