This is my work in process timeline; each milestone lists the hardware, operating systems, programming languages and developments I focused on.
I have to thank my father for the Apple ][ plus back in 1979; I asked him why he bought it: “Well, I had no idea what a computer could do, I just had a hunch that it was something important, I bought the Apple thinking that maybe one of my children would have looked into it.” What my father said is romantic, the truth of the matter was that he bought the Apple ][ plus with 2 floppy drives, a Centronix dot-matrix printer and an accounting package for his business.
So, I stumbled upon a computer as a 15 years old not because I yearned for it, because I found one in my dad’s office, which happend to be also our home. So my journey began, I used to get up at 5 AM to work on it—still do, even earlier—oh, what intense memories, I had two manuals as my only source of knowledge (no Internet) and lots of determination, and with that… beautiful things happened.
By the way, I did try to convince my dad to use the accounting software, he never did!