WOW!!! That was fun. It wasn't till the conversation at the end where you mention algorithms that I recognized your voice and I told myself... yes that IS Bob. Very cool. Having meet you in person, if it weren't for the voice I don't think I would have ever made the conection between this boy and the man that I've meet.
Back in 1987 I was my high school valedictorian and my local TV station, Channel 4, would film a set of comercials called Channel 4 salutes you, the graduating class of 19xx. Each year they would bring the valedictorians from across the state, Tennessee, to Opryland, an amusement parks in Nashville that doesn't exist any more, and they'd film us in groups waving at the camera. They'd make a whole day event out of it and then edit the footage they had into a set of a dozen or so comercials they'd air. Each one featuring a half dozen or so valedictorians. I have my comercial on VHS tape somewhere. I need to find that and I should stick it up on my YouTube channel. That was my 15 seconds of fame.
Congrats on the great find...
P.S. Finally found that video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjzp_R1ueHg
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