Into C9 for the 'Renaissance'. Learned C in '87. Bought my first C++ book (Stroustrup) in '96. Learned the 2000 Special Edition (Stroustrup) practically by heart. Loved COM. Then switched to Java followed by C# and ASP.Net. These days, I'm doing a lot of 3D graphics and W3 stuff - need ever more performance and access to low level facilities.