The (not so boring) world of Computers

Hey there,

My general feeling towards computers has always been ‘UUUUUGHHHH – Boring!!!

My childhood was spent in a time where companies like Microsoft and Apple were pioneering computer technology in the United the States. And I, on the other side of the world, was oblivious to all these advancements.

Not that I really cared about computers … other than making the occasional birthday card using Paint App, and playing Minesweeper. [For those of you that don’t know what Paint or Minesweeper are – Google them]

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Bill Gates – Some Inspiration

Information Technology – A Window of Opportunity Awaits You

When the word “rich” is mentioned, it is very common to associate it with none other than Mr Bill Gates. Bill Gates has been ranked on the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people.

I have a secret that I wish to share with you. Yes, I know I am putting it on a public blog, but I am still asking you nicely not to repeat this.

When I first saw Bill Gates on TV quite a long time ago, I remember thinking: “he looks like a nerd. Is this the man the whole world has been talking about?” I am sure that I am not the only person who had these thoughts. I am just willing to admit them out loud.

A few years later I started reading up about him. I was honestly intrigued. I was certain that this introverted “nerd” had an interesting story. His achievements have been remarkable.


Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp.



Yes, maybe he is a “nerd”, but he must be one of the coolest nerds of all time, not to mention one of the richest. We can all only dream about what it must feel like to have the type of money and power that he does.

The truth is, we never know what windows of opportunity await us. Men like Bill Gates may be idealised by many people, but in reality they are still human. They have to breathe and eat like everyone else does.

If a human being is going to become successful, the question we need to ask ourselves is: Why not us? Why can’t it be me or you? The truth is that if we work hard enough, believe in ourselves and push with everything that we’ve got, then it could be you or me.

There is no reason that each one of us can’t reach our dreams – no matter how big they may be.

I have met so many computer gurus in different areas who are earning the big bucks – maybe not as big as Bill Gates, but certainly big enough to buy a few houses. And you would probably never guess so just by looking at them.

I also know many self-made IT guys who are earning good money and could happily retire at a young age if they wanted to. Many of them are weird, nerdy, or strange, yet they managed to gain a highly sought-after skill set.

You can never go wrong with studying a computer course. The best way to start out is to find an area in computers that interests you.

Instead of studying for years on end only to discover that you would prefer to study another field in computers, you could always start out with some computer short courses at College SA.


“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one”. – Bill Gates