Truthful Tuesday – Sept. 1st 2020

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

combat stress.

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

this task.

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.

Truthful Tuesday – Sept. 1st 2020








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