[vcf-midatlantic] Nice story about getting into computers in the 80s

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Thu May 20 20:42:39 UTC 2021

On 5/20/21 2:28 PM, Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> https://madned.substack.com/p/a-teenagers-guide-to-avoiding-actual
> I thought this was a nice story because I got into IT roughly the same
> way. I was supposed to be a veterinarian not an IT person.

News paper route, burger joints, security guard ... got my first job on computers
because I was so far ahead of the EE class (8085) that my friend and I were
being a bit disruptive with our discussions of material that wasn't for a few
more weeks. The Prof sent me off the the college computer department where they
were beginning to setup Apple II computer labs and IBM PCs (dual disk, DOS 1.0).
When I graduate (Associates Degree) I got a job because I took in my hand
built EPROM burner and assembly listing for my Atari 800. Beat out several
graduates (BS) from the head EEs Alma mater. After that I just fell into jobs.
Not sure how I ended is QA other than I'm good a breaking things.

BTW, I love these kinds of stories, keep them coming.

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