Twenty Years Ago

The Beatle’s Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band begins:

It was twenty years ago today,
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play
They’ve been going in and out of style
But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile.

It occurred to me this morning that this summer is the twentieth anniversary of my first job in the software industry. My father finagled a summer job for me with the local hospital in their IT department. I’m pretty certain they didn’t really need me, but they did pay me to write software. I doubt it was very good software, after all I was only 16. But there probably weren’t more than a handful of people in the area who were capable of hand-tuning algorithms in assembly.