THE JOURNEY OF A QUARTER CENTURY...

“A consultant’s job is to ensure a good fit between vendor product and client need.” – Mario Nowogrodzki, company founder and principal

Looking out to the Atlantic Ocean as my witness, I filed the Articles of Incorporation of MENDELSON CONSULTING in January 1992. Hard to believe that a quarter century has passed. And a lot has passed since then.

Memories…

Actually, memory! Among the first activities for the company in the early 1990’s was distributing computer memory modules; for those seeking nostalgia, among the few places you can still find Single Inline Memory Modules (SIMMs) are the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, and one of the storage bins at Mendelson Consulting (!!)

And not just selling SIMMs , but selling them online! Yes, even before the World Wide Web became the Internet of things, there was Usenet and other popular BBS’s (Bulletin Board Systems, again for those seeking nostalgia). That is where the real selling on the Internet started! Search engine optimization back then meant downloading and uploading (and waiting!) message board posts using a 2400-baud modem. I thought the internet was blazing fast at 14400 and eventually at 57600-baud. Those were truly humble beginnings…