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How Long Have You Been in Tech?

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    beer28.5

    How long have you been in tech? How long have you been coding? What changes have you seen?

    Smiley

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    littleguru

    It's now approx. 12 years that I'm in business. I was 12 years when I started developing. Wow! That is half of my life, I'm realizing that right now! OMG... So long.

    I haven't seen a lot changes, although I have tried a lot technologies at university: also old technologies. I know a few guys who are longer in tech and they have seen a lot stuff happening.

    I'm sure I will see a lot happening in the future Smiley *curious*

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    jsampsonPC

    Scoot over, I brought some nachos.

    jaylittle wrote:
    Oh now this is just priceless.  Anybody want to share my popcorn?

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    MrTorvalds

    Since this is my first time in this forum could somebody explain what the big deal is?  The question seems legitimate or am I missing something?

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    Dr Herbie

    MrTorvalds wrote:
    Since this is my first time in this forum could somebody explain what the big deal is?  The question seems legitimate or am I missing something?


    Oh, it's just the ghost of trolls past. A poster named Beer28 was 'asked to leave' a long time ago, but some folks here just can't get him out of they heads.


    Herbie

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    Pace

    14 Years Hobbyist
    5 Years business

    Started with Logo as a kid at about 9 on one of those old BBC's

    Seen from Windows 3.1 to Vista; Wow'd by the power of SQL, pretty much MS camp since day 1, many people got their own pc, security became an issue, hardware got cheap, software got quick, ,the air got dirty an the sex got clean!

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    Cornelius Ellsonpeter

    28.5.

    Is that like the equivalent of a tribute band?

    Perplexed

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    Cybermagell​an

    jaylittle wrote:
    Oh now this is just priceless.  Anybody want to share my popcorn?


    I'll bring drinks.

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    Harlequin

    Cornelius Ellsonpeter wrote:
    28.5.

    Is that like the equivalent of a tribute band?



    It was created August 2005, isn't that around when beer28 was banned?

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    Cybermagell​an

    thumbtacks wrote:
    I started as a hobbyist, and that went about 19 years.
    On the business side, I've been working on things for about 5-6 years.

    Sum total: around 24-25 years.


    Something tells me you haven't been on earth for 3/4ths of this time...

    Take that how you will.

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    Tensor

    Best troll ever?

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    Sourcecode

    I can understand why some are reacting this way. But it was not an aggressive post, nor a troll post, but rather a legit question of interest.

    To answer the OP

    15 years, 15 years, to many to list here. but a few come to mind.

    BBS - > Internet
    Dos - > windows

    The fall of Word Perfect, Harvard graphics, lotus 123, etc.. (all dos, and win versions).

    Survived the bubble.

    Witnessed the wide spread of E-mail

    Not sure what happened to fido-net

    Witnessed SCORCH !! Great game, and the birth of MORPG.

    Anyway lot's, what particular answer are you looking for?

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    Jason Cox

    *gets on the radio*

    We have a code red, repeat code red, request reinforcements and maybe a tank or two!



    And can I have some of those nachos?

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    MrTorvalds

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    Oh, it's just the ghost of trolls past. A poster named Beer28 was 'asked to leave' a long time ago, but some folks here just can't get him out of they heads.

    Sounds like they need to grow up a little bit.  There doesn't appear to be anything trollish or wrong with this thread.

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    littleguru

    Guys! The user who created this thread, did not troll at all. Please, please don't start it before it has been started! Calm down and answer to the question, if you have an answer or just let it drop.

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    ewschone

    littleguru wrote:
    Guys! The user who created this thread, did not troll at all. Please, please don't start it before it has been started! Calm down and answer to the question, if you have an answer or just let it drop.


    Ok i'll bite Smiley. I started out on a ZX81 when i was around 12. Now you do the math Wink.

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    JasonOlson

    Man, I feel like such a n00b now Smiley, good thing I'm a fast learner, I suppose. Put it this way, my first "serious" programming language was C# and I didn't seriously touch a computer until college. That was back in 1999, so seven years for me now. I have since gone back and learned assembly, c/c++, etc. But still, I feel like I missed out on a bit Smiley.

    I'm still trying to find an Apple II in good condition on EBay. I want an Apple II darn it Smiley.

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    JasonOlson wrote:
    

    Man, I feel like such a n00b now , good thing I'm a fast learner, I suppose. Put it this way, my first "serious" programming language was C# and I didn't seriously touch a computer until college. That was back in 1999, so seven years for me now. I have since gone back and learned assembly, c/c++, etc. But still, I feel like I missed out on a bit .

    I'm still trying to find an Apple II in good condition on EBay. I want an Apple II darn it .



    Dude, I got my Apple IIe w/ a 5.25 drive on ebay for 99 cents. The shipping was $15 though. LOL

    I scored a free color monitor at a local garage sale.


    Regards,
    Vincent

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