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  • Splitfish

    I'll take a crack at the lie. The first one. You would have had to start programming in 1987. I didn't have my first PC till the late 90s.

    • Kysol (edited 3 years ago)

      I used to read books from this series religiously as a kid. As a child I had access to Apple ][e and a C64 around 85->88 I used to dabble with the programs provided in the books learning how to change them. In 88/89 I got an Amiga 500 which later went on to learning AMOS, cut to 1993 where I changed up from AMOS to QBASIC (Gorillas was played far to often in that class). Around 1995 I was doing stuff with the web, and from there that lead to VB, ASP, C++, PHP, NodeJS, ObjC and the rest is history.

      Even though I don't classify what I was doing as "real" programming back in the lat 80's it technically was as I was experimenting and cutting my teeth in the industry that I now reside in. And to think, I went through most of high school focusing on art rather than computers.

      (1) is True (sickening fact is that I've been using computers for more than 7/10th of my life).

    • picklefingers

      Well if they are an older programmer, it doesn't sound too implausible.

      • Splitfish

        I know I had to stop and re-do the math when I first did it. I thought it would land me some time in the 70s.