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Program 2 Anything

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Holt, North Norfolk, United Kingdom

About Us

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The first computers, were huge, impossibly expensive, and difficult to use. The power of those machine is now dwarfed by that of the mobile phone almost everybody carries in their handbag or pocket!

In the 1970s the first ‘Home Computer’ appeared.

Fun for geeks (I was one), but they could never do what real (impossibly expensive) computers could.

In 1982 this all changed when IBM introduced the ‘PC’. Before this, small computers were called ‘home computers’, ‘hobby computers’, or ‘personal computers’ , (but not PCs’). The power  of the PC evolved in the next 20 years, until now, even huge multinational companies run on ‘PCs’ (although normally networked).

Now, technology has evolved, to produce the next generation of ‘personal computer’.  Tiny, but much more powerful than those of the ‘70s, they simplify development, by using modern programming languages and techniques, and relying on ‘traditional’ PCs to provide a productive and pleasant development environment.   

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

I learnt to program on one of the first degree courses in Computer Science available in the UK. I graduated in 1975, and have worked professionally in software development ever since! Back then, no-one predicted how computer technology would exponentially evolve in the next 35 years.

And, as for the next 35 years - who knows! Consider what Ken Olson, the president of the once mighty Digital Equipment Corporation, opined in 1977:

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”

Program it yourself?

Standard IQ tests supply little insight into whether or not you could become a successful computer programmer. You will learn very quickly if your brain is attuned to this particular type of intellectual expertise. If not, don’t worry, you might easily become a successful neurosurgeon or barrister!

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!” - Karl Marx 1875

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