Today’s Question: What was your first experience with computers?
Transpose my numerical age (73) and discover the answer – 37 years ago when
the maze chase game Pac-man hit the market.
On occasion I accessed my son’s Commodore 64 and quite enjoyed gobbling up
dots-pellets while being chased by four ghosts – a fun experience helpful to
By nature I’m far from a gaming individual. My preference for arts and crafts is
how I spend spare time.
A gal who always utilized a typewriter, I made the decision to take an Intro to
Computers course offered at a local college satellite location.
Part way thru this class the professor’s homework assignment was to create
a program from the answer he gave we students and he’d run those programs
during the following week’s class.
What to do??
I didn’t own an updated computer and first thought ‘no way’ could I complete
Determined not to fail I figured I’d at least give writing a program
on the C64 a few tries.
Four hours and several cups of coffee later – success.
Following week’s class I showed my completed program to the professor.
His responses: “I’ve never seen it written this way before.” “Let’s make an
attempt to run it and see the outcome.”
If only cell phones were available back then – a nice capture of one
shocked professor for nostalgia.
I’m e’er so thankful to God my persona is ‘never give up’ as the failure to
try is qualification for an automatic fail.