We Are Xojo
A Canadian Xojo User
Issue: 12.4 (July/August 2014)
Author: Markus Winter
Author Bio: Markus is a Molecular Biologist who taught himself REALbasic programming in 2003 to let the computer deal with some exceedingly tedious lab tasks. Some call it lazy, he thinks it smart. He still thinks of himself as an advanced beginner at best.
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According to a friend of mine, "Canada had the most potential of any nation in history. They could have had the culture of the British, the cuisine of the French, and the technology of the Americans. Instead, they got the culture of the Americans, the cuisine of the British. and the technology of the French."
I'm sure that was a bit harsh on Canada though! After all, it is kind of a more sophisticated version of America—nearly everyone speaks two languages, they have the best maple syrup, their Mounties always get their man, they have really big bears that come in different colours, trees galore, proper ice hockey teams... and The Wolverine!
What more could you wish for? "Xojo users" I hear you say—they even have that as today's contribution proves.
Mel Patrick – Wabbit Wanch Design, age 62, Surrey, BC, Canada. Retired.
There were no computers when I was a teen in school in the 1960's. Four banger calculators (edit: which did only add, subtract, multiply, and divide) didn't even show up for a long time. Even when electronics classes were introduced in high school, I was two years ahead and never could enroll.
My post secondary education was as an electronics technician. Mainly, because I've had a life long passion for electronics from the age of six. As fate would dictate many times throughout the years, what you work towards isn't always what comes to pass.
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