Disclaimer: I ripped this from an old blog post of mine and updated (I hope) the relevant bits.
Yes, another one of these posts. I’ve read several, and each one has its merits. So, I decided to write my own. If you’re interested in software development in some capacity, this is probably worth a read. The story isn’t likely unique, but I doubt it’s conventional. Maybe I got to my 10,000 hours earlier than most because of it—who knows. Honestly, I’ve wanted to write code of some kind since I was 7. I thought it was an appropriate enough anecdote to slap on my LinkedIn profile:
I have been hooked on development since my uncle showed me how to write a batch file using edlin on an IBM PS/2–at age 7.