Elected to take a programming class in college (nothing to do with today’s computers) but punched a few hundred punch cards. Got a job and was doing some engineering work and someone wheeled in an IBM 8088 I believe. I had been playing around with a C-64 at home. I acquired a copy of AutoCAD and figured out how to load it and make it work on the IBM. So that helped me open my own graphic/CAD business and then did some publishing. Taught myself networking because of my business and branched off into another business of network and computer support for local businesses. Setup a few businesses with their networks and landed a job with a global company. Supported their businesses in the locations of western United States, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Taiwan. Left there and got a job with IBM as a manager. Here I sit, self taught.