I read this entry from Scott Hanselman’s blog and it brought back some strong and fond memories.

My story isn’t all that different from Scott’s and I now feel strongly that I should share it as well some day, but until I do that, I just want to echo Scott’s closing point.

Thanks, Mom and Dad for bringing a computer into our house even when there wasn’t money for one.

Thank you for that. Thank you for driving me to a programming class every Saturday and for getting me on the Internet before any of us really even knew what the Internet was. I don’t know what it took and I don’t know how you pulled it through, but that effort was probably more important to what I do today than all the rest of my Computer Science education.