What language did you start with? What sites/tools did you use? How long did it take for you to get a good grasp on the content?
Fortran IV, there were no sites, or internet. Tools? A hollerith punch card machine was the go.
Fortran then COBAL...but I never coded. I watched the self learners on Atari's in the early 80's! That was magic to us!
Just when you think you learned in a prehistoric era of stone knives and bearskins, someone like /u/kxh comes along and describes using computer punch cards made to be the same size as Confederate money for practicality’s sake.
I never knew that. Of course I grew up in Australia. I do remember reading much later about Hollerith machines were used by the Nazis during WWII or something. Or maybe it was IBM. I'm a bit vague on the details.
The wonderful thing about being at this site, exploration. Every time you think you know something, wow, something else.
You just made me laugh...obtuse as ever!
In my grandparents' day, you could learn everything there was to know about computers in about an hour. In my parents' day, you could learn everything there was to know about computers in a year. I'll never turn everything there is to know about computers, but I do remember the reason Hollerith cards were made to be that particular size.
So your parents were Nazis...good to know.
I didn't have an assembler.