I’m a technology relic

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green bar print

Found this sorting through old stuff my mom had saved in storage. She saved a print out from one of my first software programs I worked on literally as a kid. It was a code example exercise from my trusty ol’ DEC DiBOL docset to dump payroll info to a green bar report on a PDP/11.

So to put my abject nerd status into perspective, I have been coding for four decades.

40 years.

At 50 (an unemployable fogey by Silicon Valley ageism standards LOL) I have worked my entire career on technology spanning from switch-gated mainframe computers and green bar impact printing to machine learning and embedded finance.

I should be in a museum or something.

And all the kids will be like “who let the old fucker on here”

Michael Hiles

CEO 10XTS, INTJ, chaotic good, PDP/11 in '79 (THAT kid), info architect, Milton Friedman, data science, semantics, epistemology, coffee snob, OG hip hop

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