drossall wrote:I've been lucky, in that, in my last weeks as a student, I discovered (from a fellow student on a quite different course) a field of work that combined two of my interests. That has led to other and related things that have kept me going, with the odd hiccup, for over 35 years.
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Not sure it's that interesting. At school, I had to make a choice between languages and sciences, and went for the latter, culminating in a physics degree. However, I still though that language was interesting. At Leeds at the time, the (then) Polytechnic had one of the leading library and information schools. Hence it was that I discovered, in a chance conversation, information work (think computerised librarianship if you have no idea what I'm talking about). For me, it's all about the relationship between words and meanings.
That's led to work in a database of science literature, a job training searchers, and then a career in the Internet/Web being not quite as technical as the pure IT guys, but a lot more so than everyone else, and hence spending a lot of time as an interpreter between the two
For quite a few years, I managed a development team, without ever being a developer myself.
Told you it wasn't that interesting. But it's kept me amused.