In her youth my Mum was the punch card operator for a major computer. She also had basic programming skills.

Then she had kids and that was the end of that. Computers feel completely foreign to her now.

There’s a lot made about how computing is easier now. This afternoon she said to me “in my day you just told the thing what to do and it did the thing”. I was trying to show her how to use libre office and windows restarted. Then the wifi broke.

She got out of IT at the right time.

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