MANAGING YOUR MONEY
This was meant to be the only software you'd ever need. It
paid your bills, estimated your taxes, managed your portfolio, helped with your life
insurance -- it even had a word processor built in.
I still use the final DOS version -- Version 12 -- even
though the world has long since passed DOS by. I feel like one of those people on a
remote island who still get by with the old customs, the old language, as the bulldozers
creep ever closer.
Even so, I have just too much personal data in MYM -- tens
of thousands of transactions and Rolodex-like cards and notations -- ever to give in until
Bill Gates personally comes and wrecks my life through some kind of
"enhancement" to the operating system that finally clear-cuts my forest.
MYM hasn't been sold at retail for some years now, and my
contract for it was severed years before that. So to the hundreds of thousands of
you who canoed over from our little island to civilization (read: Quicken), more power to
you and your new-fangled ways.