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Member Number:13
First Name:Scott
Last Name:Paterson
Company:The Saab Network
City:Menlo Park
Country:United States
Email:Email this Member

My Saabs: Webmaster
Saabs Owned:
1973 Saab Sonett III (Current)
1983 Saab 900 Turbo
1985 Saab 900 Sedan
1990 Saab 900
1992 Saab 900S
1999 Saab 9-3 Turbo
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero (RIP 95K/Accident-guy ran stop sign)
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero (Current)
2007 Saab 9-3 SportCombi
2010 Saab 9-3X Wagon (Wife's)
Winner 1996 Saab Owners' Convention Rally Novice Class
Winner 1999 Saab Owners' Convention Rally (All Classes)


About Me:

I started The Saab Network in 1988 while I was attending Dartmouth College. I've since moved to California and worked for ten years doing Technical Marketing for a few software firms (Excelan, Novell, and then as Director of Marketing for Jean-Louis Gassee (former President of Apple Computer) working on the BeOS). I quit marketing in favor of coding full time on my own for myself and a handful of clients. It's way more fun to program than to try to convince press and analysts that the status quo isn't good enough ;-). I married a life long Saaber; my girlfriend who drove a 1983 900T and who made me test drive a 1985 900 Sedan when I was looking for a VW Scirocco to replace my VW Rabbit and have never looked back. All of my Saabs have been incredibily reliable, great, fun, and beautiful cars.

The Before Story or How It All Started: In sixth grade, I sat in the Kiewit Computation Center until dawn playing Kingdom on the Dartmouth Time Sharing System mainframe. That same year I saw a 60 minutes episode on Atari and Silicon Valley (and later an episode on Ken Uston and Blackjack [which my father taught me how to play early on] hence my penchant for card counting). I knew I wanted to go back to Dartmouth and then on to the Silicon Valley. I got my degree in English there and took it to the Valley and spent ten years doing high tech marketing. It was rewarding and exhausting. I taught myself to program each of the various technologies I worked with to the point that I was even gently criticised by one former boss for being too technical for a marketing person. Anyway, here I am. I thought I might like to go back to the New England area and I might still someday, but the weather here in the Valley has been a paradise since the drought ended in the early nineties - I hope it doesn't come back - only the heat could make me consider somewhere else and most anywhere else, the humidity keeps me here. Anyway...


My Favorite Books:

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
Sin City by Frank Miller
The Watchmen
Drop City by T.C. Boyle


My Favorite Movies:

The Shawshank Redemption
La Femme Nikita (French Version)
Terminator II Judgement Day
Monsters Inc
The Incredibles
Ocean's Eleven
Blade Runner
The Matrix
The Animatrix


My Favorite Music:

Passengers by Passengers (U2)
The Police
DJ Drunken Master
Carbon Based Lifeforms
Andy Summers
Cafe Del Mar

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