(re: Coarsegold, Cali) What ever happend to that small log house in coarsegold California? The trademark of Sierra. Still own it?
The original home of Sierra was our house, on Mudge Ranch Road, in Coarsegold Calif. It’s where the hot tub was located that was featured on one of our boxes, and which featured in Steven Levy’s book Hackers.
In about 1982, Roberta and I were at a computer festival in San Francisco, at dinner with Steve Wozniak (founder of Apple) when I got a call that our home had burned down. Our kids, and the babysitter, made it out of the house fine, but, the house had burned to the ground. The four hour drive back to Coarsegold that night seemed MUCH longer. We kept calling the kids every few minutes just to reassure ourselves that they really were ok.
We rebuilt the house, but only lived there another year or so. After the rebuild, it was a much more normal house. It was impossible to give it the same charm as the original. The house was sold to my brother John who lived there for several years.
PS It was on this trip to San Francisco that we first met Al Lowe, who became a major part of Sierra and of our personal life for decades to come.