Alan was invited by Dr Hodson Thorner, former professor of Economics
at Chicago University, to consult on the completion of the COGA
US$1 billion coal gasification project south of Springfield,
had previously been involved in the expansion of QSTL throughout
the world. This lead to meeting Robert "Bud" Meissner, the President
of COGA who subsequently has become another good friend.
while working on the COGA project in Chicago that Alan began
to develop his interest in the Information Super Highway and
the Internet as a way to create a global business system that
he had been developing for several years to help small business.
took Alan and Mary into New York, San Diego, NewPort Beach,
Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Phoenix, as they worked to establish
the Harp International Business Exchange.
and Alan with COGA President Bud Meissner in Chicago.
with his trusty old Mac Plus in the Chicago Apartment in the