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I was at home, had celebrated my 8th birthday less than a month before, and was not-quite-thinking about the new school year starting. Not too long after that I found out the world wasn't what I thought it was when my parents divorced .
Assuming you existed at the time, where were you, pray tell?
That's too much assuming... at least for me
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
In my early teens in a boarding school where the TV was only turned on Saturday night and news was not available so I was completely unaware of the outside world. I removed myself from that environment a year later at age 15.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
I was about a month from entering High School, spending a week at Sunset Beach, Peoples' Republic of Kalifornia (nee, California). I knew how to play every song the Beatles ever wrote on my guitar, and was too shy to talk to girls, let alone ask one out. So I spent a lot of time in my room, or on the beach, playing guitar and singing to no one in particular. I dreamed of attending Woodstock, but Mom wouldn't give me a note, or pay for a bus ticket to get to New York. If I was a modern snowflake, I'd claim to have been emotionally scarred by that, and sue both my parents, but since they're both dead, I'd have to settle for welfare and whining about my sad state of affairs for the rest of my useless life. Instead, I got an education and a few good jobs, and got over the trauma.
How does this compare with the dev model where you create a never-ending project, whose scope is so broad you can only approximate it at any one given moment in time, using only your own code, and, then, spend more time posting/preening about it on a forum meant for socializing, than writing code ?
«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot