One of the reasons I have not posted anything since the end of Jan is that I’ve been busy working on an iPad app. Â But I decided to take a 10 min break from Xcode and discuss a quick topic that struck me tonight.
First, make sure you are sitting down because I’m going to reveal some shocking things about myself here:
In 1983 I was in high school. Â (Yes, I am that old) Â Pretty much I was late for school every day. Â (again… Â I know.. very surprising!) Â As “punishment” I got detention and had to stay after school. Â Detention could be spent in a variety of rooms, my preference was the computer lab. Â The trick here was that I wanted to spend time in the computer lab. Â So it was impossible to “punish” me. Â At some point I think they caught on and made me spend my detention in a different room, but that actually punished them more than me, so eventually they gave in. Â But I digress…
The point of this post is that in the 1980’s when I programmed, I just tried stuff to see what would happen. Â I had no fear of typing “Run”. Â The result was that I made some cool apps. Â But these days, in iPhone OS, where I’m not that swift on objective-c, or these days Open GL ES – I tend to be taking more of a ‘research-research-research’ approach and am not clicking “Build and Run” as often as I would of when I was 16. Â At least that how I feel at the moment. Â I can’t say that it’s fear – because I know that nothing will explode. Â But there’s something going on.
What do you think? Â Are you less creative or less adventurous with technical things than you were when you were younger?
2 thoughts on “1983”
I'm about the same age and can remember programming on the zx spectrum and the commodore 64.
Buying the mags and typing in the codes then trying to transfer them onto cassette tapes. The frustration when it wouldn't work. Lol
I remember thinking " after all that coding that's it !!! ??".
Recently I've been looking at programming for iPhone and found that the price to buy even a second hand mac mini was steep.
That's why I'm looking here any tips ideas ???
My only suggestion is to look around at what you can sell. To do it right you need an intel mac and some type of ios device like a new ipod touch or an iphone. It can be as simple as a mac mini or an imac.
Objective C is a lot different than typing in codes in the 80's. I was a decent c programmer back then. Having taken about 20 year off of coding it took me a while to figure out the new objective ways. I'm still learning stuff every day.
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