Mark Szabo started working for Data General fresh out of college and serviced all of Data General products along with many third party devices that DG sold. Mark started at a time when the technicians carried a toolbox full of various integrated circuits (chips), other discreet components and a soldering iron to fix the 15 inch circuit boards in the super mini computers he worked on. He also covered a large area of Colorado and had many harrowing flights to small remote towns on Rocky Mountain Airways AKA Rocky Mountain Scareways.
Mark was laid off from Data General when expensive Super Computers were being replaced with Personal Computers and as part of Data General severance package he attended a company provide course on starting a business, giving Mark the confidence to start his own business.
Mark's first customer was Park County Government, where he worked on personal computers and supplied them with his own brand of PC. His PC were special because he built them in the living room of his family's house in Manitou Springs and charged extra for computer with his kids figerprints and dog/cat hair. Park Countys data processing manager like having Mark work there because as he often said " It's fun to watch the handicapped work".