May 17, 2017
Bill Bowman, CEO of Spinnaker Software
Bill Bowman was co-founder and CEO of Spinnaker Software, one
of the first software companies that focused exclusively on
educational software. He was at the company from its founding in
1982 through 1987. Spinnaker's software line-up included Snooper
Troops, Delta Drawing, FaceMaker, Adventure Creator, In Search of
the Most Amazing Thing, KinderComp, and many other titles. In early
1984 InfoWorld called Spinnaker the 16th largest software company
in the world, with $10 million in 1983 sales.
This interview took place on May 16, 2017.
"All of a sudden, one Friday at 6:30, she came through the
door with beer and soda pop and lots of snacks, and six children
... Of course it shut down the office completely."