About W. Richard Stevens:
William Richard (Rich) Stevens was an author of computer science books, in particular books on UNIX and TCP/IP.
In 1975 I decided that there was no future in flying (airline jobs were impossible to get, and who wants a job where you are judged only by seniority?) and headed off to grad school.
After graduating in 1973 I went into the programming field.
I drove across country in my yellow 1970 VW bug (which I drove until 1986) to Los Angeles, having had enough cold weather in 5 years in Ann Arbor, and found a job within a few days.