Phil W. Lowder
I live in Albemarle, NC. I first became interested in computing in the late 1970s. I recall seeing some early Apple computers at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN. Students such as I were working on terminals attached to a mainframe.
I took a few more classes at Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter, SC. Students were working on terminals attached to DEC PDP-11. I enjoyed a course in BASIC programming far more than any of the other courses. Only when I had my own pc in 1988 did computers become less of a mystery. I was able to understand the file sturcture and MS-DOS.
The profile picture is a picture of my father, Robert Forrest Lowder, below Falls Dam on the Yadkin River. I'm pretty sure my mother took the picture in the late 1940s.