Computer Dictionary/Ashton-Tate Corporation
of EEMS. Ashton-Tate was founded by Charles Tate and Ashton was his pet parrot's name. The parrot lived in the lobby of the company's LA headquarters.
In the early 1990s Ashton-Tate was taken over by Borland International, Inc., who later became [[Computer Dictionary/Borland Software Corporation|Borland Software Corporation]].