46. By the way. What exactly does age have to do with an interest in computers and the quest for knowledge? I feel fortunate that I got to "cut my teeth" on an Atari 1040ST. Bet a lot of you "whippersnappers" haven't ever laid hands on one of those beasts!
It would be interesting to know what jobs you've all got and if you love/hate the job you do. Me I am unemployed. And need to get trained in something and start a career in it. I'm going no where at the moment.
daveg - i have just recently decided to make my career in computers. i had been doin a little graphics work here and there, and then in march of this year i said, "hey, i am going to get into web design!" i picked up a book on html4 and have been at it since. i don't really know all that much about this stuff compared to some, but i am buyer/webmaster/graphic designer for a computer store in maui, hawaii. i love my job. the pay is ok, especially since i just really started getting into this stuff in march. i make about $26,000/yr USD. i also do freelance web/graphic design, and probably pick up another few hundred a month doing that. i am also working on starting an isp with the co-manager of the computer store, and we are going to use that store as a way to market that service. (we are just renting modem pools and the same company handles the tech support) i feel really good about the direction my "career" is going, and i just started doing this in march. but more than just knowledge, (i have seen people who know more not progress as fast as i have) here is what i think will make any career. ATTITUDE! i am tenacious about making things happen. if i know something needs to be done, i do it. if there is something i don't know (which is all the time) i find out about it. people seem to respect that more than people who have all the knowledge, but dont apply themselves. as i keep progressing and learning more and gaining experience, i know the salary will follow.
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