I was 16 or 17 in high school about 1967 when I bought a book on programming Fortran IV.
A fellow student helped me steal time on a Univac 1107 that was jointly owned by NASA, Sperry Rand and the University of Alabama. It was a Saturday and the only other person using the computer was a NASA guy debugging a program to optimize the trajectory of the Saturn V moon rocket.
About every half hour, his program would crash and we would get a few seconds on the machine to run our little program
Retired embedded software developer. Like to make things.
This instance is (hopefully) about art, creativity, critical thinking, fun, travel, camping, renovation, coding and diy.