Techsters Through History: The Almost Apple Farmer
An apple never did fall on the boy’s head, but when he was 17, his mother tried to pull him out of school to become a farmer. Luckily, the school’s headmaster convinced her otherwise. The boy returned to school, where he studied science using sundials and prisms.
Seven years later, he invented calculus and discovered the fundamental laws of gravity and motion.
In 1968, while most of the world had only seen computers in sci-fi, a 13-year-old boy had access to a computer the size of a room. By the time computers started showing up in peoples’ homes, he already had decades of experience programming and hacking them.
That boy grew up to start Microsoft.
A lot has changed through history, but what has not changed is that early experience with technology can change a life.
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