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  •  ...go ahead Darryl...push past your restraints... (4+ / 0-)

    ...I have a very thick head.

    The age you are is different than the age of the kids I was talking about.  You, clearly weren't one of the "jerks" I was referring too.  You came into the field early enough that I'm certain there wasn't a hell of a lot of "elitism" going on.

    My problem is that I was actually interested in learning about doing some coding.  I took the required prerequisite courses you have to to understand all the history of computers.  And then all about assembly and machine language...and Pascal, yada, yada.  Then I took actual courses to learn to do some coding.  Basic was the obvious jumping in point.

    What I wrote is true as being my personal experience.  I was obviously seen as some kinda outsider...because I was older than the rest and because I didn't have all the latest computer games, consoles, geek gear, etc.  These "kids" were jerks towards me.  

    If I made the mistake of going to the bathroom, when I came back something was wrong with my code.  I'd, of course, have to go through it line by line to find the problem.  And yeah, they'd be snickering at the other end of the room.  I'm sure it was all just silly fun for them...fucking with the "older guy."  For me it was just a pain in the ass.  After a couple courses in that stuff, it was obvious I "wasn't wanted" and so I quit pursuing it.

    I'm apologize if you find what I wrote offensive.  I had no idea what you do for a living.  

    And what I wrote regarding the appearances of the majority of the kids in the computer labs classes I was in is simply the truth.

    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

    by paradise50 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 10:36:25 AM PST

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