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Captivated to Programming

I used to be a Nerd since a child, meddling with mechanical components, spares of motors, circuits and bulbs always fascinated me. I still remeber the excitement after accidentally fixing a Radio Transistor as they were named in the 90’s. Many Christmas holidays were fun since my neigbour always invites me for fixing the decoration lights and lets me DJ his vinyl player. And he also had Computers that runs with a series of 5-1/4″ disks. I remebered playing dave, prince of persia, and pac man in his computers. That was my first introduction to computers, though at that age I didn’t understand that computers could do greater things than gaming and I got stuck to it since then. At that time computers were not so popular and were not introduced in my school then.
May be at mid school computer science was introduced in our curriculum, Those were times when computers had those big CRT monitors and were kept above the rectangular CPU, the bulky keyboard and mouse with a heavy ball. Teachers had a tough time controlling kids playing with it like marbles. I guess the first operating system we were introduced to was windows 95 and the first Programming Language we were taught was Logo – the turtle and GW BASIC. Logo has a turtle that draws as per the instructions given to them on basis of the number of steps, directions and  x & y axis. Whereas, the GW Basic was more for some simple games and business calculations. So that’s the inception of my Computer Journey.