Why Enterprise Architecture?
In terms of my own life choices and professional history, I should have stayed in Computer Science as an undergraduate. Not to date myself too much, but I took courses in Basic and Pascal back when most students were still relying on type writers to type their term papers, and was on the cutting edge of technology about to explode around me (didn't know it at the time). I even took the first Unix course UCSD offered. Unfortunately, I had no idea at the time that the Internet was about to take off or the opportunities that many of my colleagues were about to embrace because they kept taking courses. I still remember learning to use the vi editor in Unix by playing computer games late at night with other students in the computer lab. I love technology! What caused me to switch my minor field of study was Assembly language. I'd heard nightmares from other students about the course and was not sure I was up to the task. Instead, I switched my minor to logic and then changed it again to Law for one minor and Russian Literature for the other (we had to have two minors). In terms of my major field, I stayed with Political Science, but ultimately decided not to get a law degree (this is another story). I eventually fell back into my love of technology when I started teaching World History, which is also a passion of mine.
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