Sam Patton: I am the owner of Patton Service Company, and have over fifty-seven years experience in the computer and technology field.  I worked for the Research and Product Development divisions of International Business Machines in Poughkeepsie, New York and at the International Education Center in Brussels, Belgium.  My work covered programming, systems design and architecture and teaching internal courses for IBM.   My experience ranges from early supercomputers to today's personal computers. I am a Life Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery


I have also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Syracuse University , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , Vassar College and Marist College .  I have been an invited speaker on computers and technology at a national meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery, and at Purdue , Virginia Polytechnic Institute , Hampton College , Clemson , Louisiana State and Washington & Lee University .  In addition I have spoken at Cambridge University, England and at the Universities of Berne and Zurich , Switzerland.   I was an invited speaker or panelist at IBM conferences in the U.S., Canada, England, France, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, South Africa and South Korea. 

After retiring from IBM, I started consulting with users as Patton Service Company. My experience includes operating systems from early DOS through Windows  95/98, ME, XP, NT and Vista, and now Windows 7 and 8. I have also worked with servers running everything from Windows NT Server to Windows 2003 and 2008 Servers.  I have experience with and have taught most of the widely used Windows software, including all parts of Windows Office , Lotus Smart Suite and Corel Office.  I have installed networks ranging in size from three machines to large networks spanning multiple locations using Windows Networking, and both wired and wireless  networks.

I have also worked with Linux systems, including the Ubuntu and Red Hat distributions.  I am running two of my own computers in 'Dual Boot' mode so I can run either Windows or Ubuntu as the operating system.

I first became interested in antique American clocks around 1963, and since then I have taken courses in "Clock Repairing" and continued study in an ongoing course on "Horological Restoration and Repair" through the Wappingers Central School District Adult Education program.


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