Ah, the fond memories of Turbo Pascal and college Data Structures classes. This also reminded me of the geek wars I'd be part of in high school where we had the Trash-80 camp waring against the Atari camp. Days to be missed...
My fascination with computers started in about the 6th grade in the age of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Pac Man Fever. Anyone remember the software company Infocom? They were the guys that pioneered interactive fiction with such classics as Zork, Planetfall and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. They gave me my first itch to be a programmer as I attempted to write little Atari Basic adventure games in the Infocom style. My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20 which quickly gave way, as soon as the paper route money would pay for it, to an Atari 400 and various other Atari incarnations. From there in my High School years, I moved on to a Fat Mac 512K and an Apple IIc clo
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