How did I get started?
The first computer I really used was a PDP-11/34. I didn’t own the PDP-11/34, Butler University did. Since my father was a professor we had a VT-52 compatible dumb terminal and acoustic coupler. With them I could connect to the PDP and play games, like Star Trek, and more importantly, write programs. It was my first exposure to BASIC.
From there it was on to the PC and MS-DOS, where I wrote Pascal code using the UCSD p-System. I also worked with Turbo Pascal. When we started our first company, we used Clipper and FoxPro to develop business applications.