This issue marks the centenary of Barron’s, and it shocks me to realize that my time in financial journalism covers a majority of that span, if only barely. It was almost exactly 51 years ago that I was hired by the New York Times financial section as what was called in those less-enlightened days a copy boy. What I didn’t know at the time was that I would become a witness to economic and financial history.
Part of that was the technology that changed so much of the U.S. economy. I vividly recall the newsroom