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I Was A Geek Before Geeks Were Cool

And 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.
chromatic chromatic 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2010

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my son who passed took up computer science,his friends called him the hip hop geek, he was smart as ever, but he kepted with the fashions, he friends all ways came to him for help with their classes,but he passed away before he could finish,

I found your story quite intriguing because it so reminds me of my son. He is 32 and though he's incredibly intelligent, has a case of "arrested development" that's quite common with Gen -Exers. <br />
I wish he was out there making his way to his dream job.<br />
I'm so glad you found yours. Thank you for sharing, I'm inspired to write a story about it now.