He got the idea from his college roommate at Columbia, Ben Meiry, who went to work at Sun Microsystems as a technical consultant and writer, and saw that there was a market for a powerful and flexible desktop publishing DTP product for the professional market. Corfield programmed his algorithms quickly. After only a few months, Corfield had completed a functional prototype of FrameMaker.
"We had a job opportunity that was too good to pass up, and we also had a lot of friends and family in this area. Longmont is a very family friendly and affordable city…close to the mountains, Denver, and other recreation. We love it!" I think that strikes on a wonderful point to all of this working, living and traveling. While it may take awhile, years even, for people to gather the nerve and logistics to get onto the road, when you're ready to come back to the world of the "settled down", it's ready and waiting for you.