A farmer, we had a few holidays on farms when I was a kid and I just loved it. I started programming at university where I was reading physics.
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In an IT project with the UK government, I was looking for a particular version of a particular system. The “repository” consisted of a very friendly elderly gentleman, shoeboxes full of floppy disks and CDs and a CD burner. The gentleman would look up the required version in a hand-crafted MS Access database, fetch the original and burn a copy for you. Probably not state of the art but very civilised indeed.