Chapter 3Wrong-Brain Thinking
“Nothing is more intolerable than to haveto admit to yourself your own errors.”
—Ludwig van Beethoven
I first learned about trading from my employer when I was a high school senior. It was not only my first job as a computer programmer, but it was the first job I had in which I used my brain instead of my body.
My first task was to translate computer code that my boss, George, had written for the Apple II computer. I translated the Apple version of the BASIC computer language into the version that ran on the relatively new Radio Shack TRS-80 computers. I spent my time coding each statement one by one; at first I didn’t pay much attention to what the code actually did. However, I soon learned that the code I translated ...