Everyone that works with computers has a formative moment where they realized that that the computer could do something. It wasn’t just a metal box that our parents used. It provided an avenue for the ability to extend the capacity of what made us “us”
For me it was the moment I saved a file, then retrieved it and printed it later. Something I wrote (I was five or so) was put on a disc and I could add to it later, and print it as it was in was in the moment any time I want.
Data. The externalizations of ideas that came from me.
Computers helped focus me through their very inability of dealing with nonlinear process. Databases forced you to deconstruct any reality into a strict structure. Normalization of the distinctly abnormal.
My relationship with computers is...