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Issue 5.1


Joe Strout

The former REAL Software engineer's got a new gig

Issue: 5.1 (September/October 2006)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc is the publisher of REALbasic Developer.
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Article Length (in bytes): 16,715
Starting Page Number: 12
Article Number: 5109
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Hi Joe! REALbasic Developer interviewed you back in 2004 (issue 2.1) but a lot as changed since then. To those who missed the previous interview, why don't you start by explaining a little about your background?

In school I was interested in AI (artificial intelligence). This led me to grow more curious about how the mind worked, so I majored in Psychology in college. But that led me to wonder about the brain, so in graduate school I studied Neuroscience.

But neuroscience is a branch of biology, and it turns out that biology isn't really my cup of tea. I dreaded the lab work, which is long and tedious, and often unpleasant.

So, I spent several years being miserable in the lab all day, and going home in the evening and programming for fun. (I'd been programming for years, even doing it professionally during the summers.)

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