I am a geek. Here are my technical interests
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My Technical History and what made me a geek
When i was little I was destined to become a technologist. When I think I was 8 years old, on Christmas, my dad bought me a 20 in 1 Electronics kit from Radio Shack and it was only a few days before I made each and every project in the kit.
The next year, again at Christmas, my dad bought me the "new" 50-in-1 Electronics kit and once again, I disappeared, until I built every project in the kit. This routine Christmas gift went on each year until I was finally given the 200-in-1 Electronic kit. I don't think I made every project in that kit, but it did certainly spark my interests for gadgets and electronics.
Computers were a natural progression from there. One day, in 1982, my dad and I were in Fays drug store. They had for sale, for only $99, the Timex Sinclair 1000 computer. it was an extremely limited computer. It required that you hook it up to a TV for the video display, had a membrane keyboard, only came with 2K of memory (expandable to 16K!) and you had to save and load programs from a tape player! My dad tells me that I disappeared for days and he literally didn't see me. I was certainly greatly enthused to have my very own computer.