How I Pictured Computer Programmers as a Kid

This photo posted by Arndt on Flickr captures exactly how I pictured my adult computing life would sort of look like. Me in a darkened room, scruffy and happy surrounded by machines. I have not gotten it down 100%, but looking at my surroundings (and in a mirror), I got to say I am getting close.

computer-programmer-1983

[via] Flickr

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4 thoughts on “How I Pictured Computer Programmers as a Kid

  1. Rick Doherty says:

    Tell the truth retroist, this is you and this photo was taken yesterday :)

  2. Try as I might I have never been able to properly foster this level of mystique and boy did I try. As soon as I could get an old B&W TV I moved me and my Vic-20 to the basement and spent day after freezing day loving every minute of it.

  3. Les – Your vision of a programmer was much more high tech. I guess when I saw that I assumed those were programmers of the future. Perhaps the future is now and all computer programmers should start dressing like that finally.

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