Took a while before I got up enough courage to post to this forum but here goes.
Started in '50s - college degree in Mechanical Engineering - when engineering was the rage. Engineers ran companies were CEOs, Members of the Board of Directors.
Watch life change with the gradual switch over to the Bean Counters (Accounts) taking over the CEO and Board positions.
Luckily I worked for a company that was generous in supporting an employees education. Worked for and received a Masters Degree in Business Management.
In the 1960's Watched as computers began to be felt in industry - now this is back in the heady days of the IBM big iron, (IBM 709, the last vacuum tube computer that IBM made) took the opportunity to learn how to program in the archaic Fortran 1 language. Programmed using it to develop rocket engines.
Gradually switched over to what was then known as a minicomputer, a Hewlett-Packard Series 1000 and became acquainted with hierarchal databases and used those databases to develop a complete General Ledger accounting system.
From there moved onto desktop computers with first using DOS and the C language but rapidly moving to Microsoft Windows 3.0 operating system, relational database and Microsoft's SQL Server.
Now attempting to grasp dot net concepts, and more and more of T-SQL. It has given me a varying life, but a life full of challenges, and best of all a life full of satisfaction.
To me not to learn is but to intellectually die.
To all I would say continue to learn, for not to learn will in 10 or 20 years having you look back and say "I wish I did", and for those of you in this position it is not too late to catch up!
Please excuse me for being so long winded and verbose, hey humor an old man, please.
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
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