I was updating my Bio and realized I've never had a proper #introduction. So here it is:
WRT to #STEM, I'm primarily interested in the #Science and #Engineering of #Systems. My attitude towards #Technology is opportunistic (will use whatever works best for the occasion) and I consider #Mathematics a necessary evil to get things done properly.
My experience with #computing technology starts in the late 70's on a room-sized IBM machine and #FORTRAN programs on punch-cards, transitioned to the HPL #BASIC on an HP 9825A "fully algebraic desktop calculator" and ended abruptly with the "peeking" and "poking" on a ZX81.
Even if I was reasonably good at it, after getting my first DOS/Windows PC to play with on something called the #internet, I fell in love with things like #writing, #drawing, and #exploring new ideas, that could be done much better and faster with this new gadget, and soon decided that being a #user, doing the #design and #testing while dealing with other #people to define #product and #process #requirements is much more fun than the actual #development of the #software product itself.
I'm very glad I found this #community where we can "Question Others to Teach Ourselves". Please feel free to ask questions and argue with my views. Be sure I'll be doing the same. Nothing is sacred. There are no stupid questions, just BS answers.
Stay safe and be nice to other people.
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