I guess I started being interested in technology when I got a Nintendo around 7. Then a computer around 9. It was mostly game related, but as soon as I was introduced to the web I was hooked and wanted to know everything about it. When I realized I was able to learn programming and web design by myself I didn't have much use for school. Started working for money in this area when I was 17 and haven't regretted it. I've learned so much over the years from watching BBSes change to the Internet. And how exciting it's been to watch this growth over the past 12+ years I've been watching. To me it's what I can only imagine it was like going to the moon, but it didn't stop there. I feel really fortunate to have lived through this progressive period that the next generation won't experience in the same way.