Starting With Computers

The job interviewer asked me if I knew anything about computers. I said yes. This was a lie. I had not meant to lie. The interviewer hired me based on the fact that I had just declared. The fact is I did not know what a computer was! I had never even seen one. I had been working with mechanical desk calculators, and I thought this is what he meant. How that I make out? Read the story and find out More
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About Mario V. Farina

Mario V Farina has worked all his life, from age 18 to 90. He worked for the American Locomotive Company, served in the U. S. Army during WWII, was employed at General Electric. He taught computers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After leaving his position with RPI, he became employed with the State Labor Department of New York. He’s a car buff, a pun creator, and a computer enthusiast. He wrote textbooks for the programming languages COBOL and FORTRAN and wrote a book of puns and short stories called, “A Little Light Reading,” as well as over 20 other books. Several of his books were translated into other languages. This is his first foray into the world of digital publishing, with the help of his computer tutor (


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