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Computer History Museum - A visit

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As a child, I used to imagine that when I grow up I will work in a bookstore. I will sell books and in spare time read all the books. Whenever I get a chance to visit a big bookstore or Library, I feel as If I have entered heaven, my spine is thrilled with electric spikes.
This August, I got a chance to visit San Jose (Was there to attend an international conference ASONAM 2016 in San Francisco). Feeling a bit adventurous I tried Airbnb for the first time and stayed with Venna, a very sweet lady. When we reached, she suggested that since I am into computers I should visit Computer History Museum, I accepted her suggestion and am very happy that I did. The museum kindled the child in me, and once again I was back to childhood (not that I have really grown old), seeing the Babbage difference engine, the PDP-1, the Jacquard loom, I was transcended into a new world. The museum showcased the history of computers bringing them back to life through their gigantic exhibits. The exhibition Rev…

Programming is it difficult?

I love to learn, and so go on attending online courses at Coursera (For some strange reason I enjoy Coursera more than Edx!!)
In a course I am doing, there was an essay we were supposed to write, about why programming is difficult? 
Well, I want to give an honest answer! So here it comes.
I was first introduced to programming in the year 1993 during my second year of under-graduate course, and the first language I learned was FORTRAN 77. For me it was love at first sight. I cannot remember a single moment when I felt programming is difficult. Those were the days of sequential programming, DOS operating system and a specialized air-conditioned computer lab in the college. There was no internet, no emails, no android!!
I remember my friends struggling with programming, trying to mug up programs!!! But for me, from day one it was like me and computer understand each other. I know how to tell 'him' to do the work I want, and 'he' always obeys. I always had belief that if a p…