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History: Computers and me go way way back. It's a love/hate thing.
In high school, I ended up running the computer systems, teaching others, and getting burned by the administration for it. Basic was the language and I was good at it, and won a few citywide competitions (and this was a largish city)
College wasn't for me, so I ended up working in a used book store, and eventually back to computers.
I started in repair, getting a Apple cert for Macs, and eventually running the repair dept in a store. Moving into my own repair biz after that, I gave it up when I realized how much I hated waiting for the phone to ring with a broken computer at the other end.
While waiting for the phone to ring, I was usually on another line on the Internet, or my own BBS.
Gave it all up for a few years, and then came back again. Ah the drug of choice was Usenet. This was right before the birth of the 'Web' and I ended up spending too many hours in too many pointless discussions online. Eventually someone even created an alt.fan.sethcohn (as a joke) but that was the crowd I was hanging with...
I was trying to make a living 'selling' shareware disks, at the wrong time (CDs were just breaking out as drives dropped in cost) and I tried to move into it, planning an all-freeware disk. But I was ahead of the curve by too much and things got in the way.