Fediverse: how did you start learning computing? I want to hear your stories. Please RT!
@mishari Started out on an Apple //e that my dad brought home. Learned BASIC, played games, and got hooked. After that came a Mac SE/30. More games, learned HyperTalk and made my own HyperCard stacks. Studied Computer Science in uni, and nowadays I'm a front-end web dev/UX designer and teacher.
@mishari it all began with an Apple II+. Games was a draw. But the main reason was to program UV EPROMS for some electronics projects. Learned Integer Basic and Apple Basic with a smattering of 6502 assembly. Progressing to PC clones and a Mac Plus, SE. Lots of coding in dBase/Clipper, Modula-2, PL SQL, and Python. All self-taught
@mishari started somewhat with our 386 box with dos and pc/geos. But really got going when we got our win98 PII, and we got Dish and thus ZDTV. The Screen Savers soon got me into linux...
@mishari 1988, computers in offices were not much more than "that box in the corner, finance uses" I had a zx spectrum 48k, and the local college had just started a "computer course". Having enrolled I learnt about COBOL, star networks, typing and some Pascal.. none of which I ever used IRL, however I was bitten by the bug. never looked back since....
@mishari I got started because I was tired of not being able to bring my ideas to fruition & help my community.
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