Flashback to the early 1970s, when this IT pilot fish is refining and coding a model for strategic planning for his company.

"That involved quite a bit of head scratching and lots of lines of Fortran on 80-column punch cards," fish says.

"An intern was hired with ill-defined responsibilities. He mostly hung around and tried to ingratiate himself.

"But soon the systems department noted a lot of print requests from his account. It turned out that he was systematically stealing not only the code for the model but also the corporate data that fed it — piles of green-bar fanfold.

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