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Working the Crowd by Eileen Brown

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I discovered IT quite late in life compared to most of my peers. I’d never considered computing as a career when I was at school, I had gained limited experience with very basic computer programming on a computer science O-level class. I learned binary and I tried to get my head around very basic computing concepts.

I remember the delight I felt on writing my first FOR NEXT loop that actually worked when the program was initiated. I was obviously more of a technician than a scholar. I didn’t want to learn about Babbage’s engine, I was much keener to learn how the mechanical parts of the computer read the punch tape and converted the tape into characters. I also had other plans for my career. I left school after taking my O ...

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