A software engineer accustomed to late-night coding binges in dark computer centers co-founds DTX in the early 1990s at the dawn of the tech boom. A decade later, just before that bubble inevitably bursts, he and his partners sell DTX to the highest bidder.
Getting there, however, is a bumpy ride that bounces him from New Jersey to Scotland, India, Pleasure Island, and numerous points in between, teaching him more than tech: food and wine, movies and music, soccer and golf, dogs (real and imaginary), and a mangy parrot.
Teddy Ursinus has bounced through the pinball machine of life from computer programmer and tech entrepreneur to sportswriter, bond trader, and music video producer. He is a New Jersey expat who crossed the river into Manhattan more than four decades ago and never left except to visit other locales, including Scotland, the Taj Mahal, and Pleasure Island.
Whenever anyone asks me about Hal Trammel, my standard answer goes like this: “Well, I haven’t heard anything about his plane going down, so he must still be out there somewhere making someone’s life miserable.”
Yeah, a guy like me doesn’t let things go easily. So don’t get me started . . .
“What about Casey?” That’s usually the next question.
Casey Morello: the other half of the equation. She still keeps in touch with Hal Trammel, as far as I know—but I don’t really know, because I haven’t had much to do with them. Not since I learned that Casey was on her way to Hal’s house to celebrate right after Hal stuck a knife in my back (again).