I grew up between the northeastern hills of Hungary. My original profession was not the software development, but after I'm finished the secondary school I corrected this mistake. :-) I was interested in the microelectronic circuit like how the radio, digital clock works, So I learned microelectronics in an industrial school. My favourite theme was the digital technics. At those times I dealed with building of basic electronic circuits with discrete 74xx integral circuits. I also built a digital quartz clock, (circuit diagram and PCB. here.) developed the circuit of the clock timing for a quartz based oscillator dividing the frequency to the base 1Hz (time base) from 1Mhz which was the input for the counting circuit. Later my interest turned to the computer sciences, first I was interested in the hardware interested me, later in the software development.