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Ian

I am one of the old school computer tech's, as I have been in the PC support industry from the day's when a PC was a IBM PC with nothing more that a green screen and two floppy drives? Running IBM Displaywriter and Lotus 123. Getting a 10MB (yes MB) hard drive what a real improvement.

My first network was a network of 5 Compaq 286 PC's and a IBM XT with a 40MB external hard drive. Using 3Com's Ethershare network for an US Based engineering company, it ran Autodesk Autocad 1.9 on Dos 3.1. Which you could fit on to 1.2 mb and 1MB of Ram, the PC's didn't have a hard drive and ran the application from the 64mb RAM drive. 25 years later we seem to be going back to this with VDI and Wyse terminals.

I am lucking enough to live in Scotland and I work for a large financial services company based in Edinburgh. I get to work on lots of interesting software, in addition I get to travel round the world setting up offices and trying to make the user's life better. This is hard in this day and age where you have to watch for the bad boys trying to steal your data and controls that you have to work within.

I like picking up new skills and learning how applications work. Basically, it is like putting an electronic jigsaw together and the parts normally only fix one way, and if you get it wrong it just does not want to speak to you, in any language.

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