I was a musician who enjoyed his work. It started off as a detour from my 9 to 5. Who knows if I'll ever get back on a stage.
I worked for a small OEM producing single-board computers (they were pretty big motherboards back then). I was a hardware engineer, but from time to time, I delivered and installed the products. The 8086 processor was just making its mark on the landscape. Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing had just arrived at the company; exciting times.
I played music as a serious hobby. I had to make a decision whether to continue in computing, or develop a career in music; music won out. I still maintained an interest in computing and electronics, to the point of taking a course in client-side web development. Currently, I view my interest in computing as an enthusiast. I am a hobbyist and enjoy learning, as frustrating as that can sometimes be. What keeps me striving to learn old and new technologies is the admonition of Douglas Rushkoff, from the title of his book, 'Programme Or Be Programmed'.
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