When I was in high school I thought I wanted to be this
working for this
(yes, really), and I think that's evidenced by why I still like to work with firewood so much.
Instead of pursuing that, I spent two years doing this
then went to school to study IT and management.
31 years (so far) in IT, beginning with COBOL and these
After a few months our enlightened management gave a team of 30 programmers two (two!) of these
You usually got only 1 chance a day to use the "terminal", so you took the time to code using these
In the 1980s we moved to these
(1 diskette drive - single-sided - no hard drive, monochrome monitor).
From there, things really took off and now everyone uses these
or some variation thereof. We can work from home, a hotel, the airport, or anywhere in the world where there is electricity and a reasonably-fast connection. I think
it's better than it used to be; at least now, when we get called at 2:00 AM we can fix the problem from home - no more driving to the office to fix a simple problem.
Since 1995 I have made a living working for several employers and clients, exclusively in this world
and I hope to keep doing that for years to come so I can keep on doing THIS!