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i was a newly digital cliche

it's a good thing that adam kalsey didn't ask me to contribute to newly digital project, since on the surface, my story was nearly indistinguishable from his - same TI-99/4A, same small town [ only my small town was whitneyville, maine, same discovery that computers were more than just for games, same transition from the tape drive to floppy disks as my programs became more complicated. or at least more spaghetti-like.

i was fortunate enough to go to a grade school in rural maine that actively promoted the wonders of computing, which was quiet a novelty in those parts in the early 80's. it wasn't long before myself and a few other kids were being pulled out of regular classes to participate in the schools nascent "gifted and talented" program where we could sit around and teach each other, since we were already speaking a language much different than any of our teachers were fluent in.

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