I Was A Geek Before Geeks Were CoolAnd I'll be one even if after world moves away from us.
When I went to college, there weren't very many schools that taught computer science, but I worked in high school writing accounts payable software for a car repair company. The computer was refrigerator sized and lived in an air conditioned room. Everything was in basic. I actually got my first taste programming on an Apple II. My school had the special card you needed that let you run Pascal. But I spent more time with Forth.
I actually got my degree in Physics, but ended up coding models. I got tired of going to use the company's VAX, so I started simulating nuclear explosions on a Mac Plus we had for work processing. God bless Lightspeed Pascal. I thought maybe I should jump to software, so I started coding in C and managed to get a job writing Mac software. And it was all in from there.
I've bounced around a little and made some moves. But I'm now in my dream job.