Mario V Farina has worked all his life, from age 18 to 90. He worked for the American Locomotive Company, served in the U. S. Army during WWII, was employed at General Electric. He taught computers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After leaving his position with RPI, he became employed with the State Labor Department of New York. He’s a car buff, a pun creator, and a computer enthusiast. He wrote textbooks for the programming languages COBOL and FORTRAN and wrote a book of puns and short stories called, “A Little Light Reading,” as well as over 20 other books. Several of his books were translated into other languages. This is his first foray into the world of digital publishing, with the help of his computer tutor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
on Sep. 15, 2016 :
I really love reading anecdotes from the lives of anyone, but especially older people who have lived through a lot of significant historical events. They might be modest about them, but their experiences form an important part of social history. Authors that are more than ninety years old will have grown up in a very different time compared to people today, and it's exciting to read about what their early lives were like. If they clearly remember a lot of fine details and they're good at describing their lives, which is the case for Mario Farina, it's even better.
(review of free book)