That's interesting. It was kind of the same way with me. I've used computers since I can remember (I'm 23 now), but it was never a major part of my life.
I did a science project in high school, programming a model-rocket flight simulation system in...
wait for it...
BASIC! On MS-DOS no less. It ran on my 8088 franken-puter. This was in 1994, mind you. I've been behind the curve, hardware wise, until this year really.
Well, it turns out that BASIC sucks for heavy math. My program never quite worked. Got me a third place though.
Anyway, that was really my first attempt at programming. And my last for a long while. I took an intro C++ class in college, freshman year, and hated it. But around the summer before college started, I'd begun fooling around with web stuff, and ultimately that's what did it.
So I was a late bloomer, really. I wish I'd had more experience when I was younger, like learned a real language in high school. Things might have been different.
Not the real rusty
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