I like to say that I accidentally bumped on to my tech journey. I was on long holiday from my then college, Kenya Polytechnic, now Technical University of Kenya where I was pursuing a Medical Laboratory Technology course to follow in the footsteps of my late father. However, during that long holiday, a friend introduced me to a cyber café where I could access Internet and a few other software programs on a pay by the minute platform.
As a young girl from the village then, I was very astonished by the whole concept and that is where my love for computers took root. I could not believe what the computers were capable of doing. The billion mathematical calculations and processes mesmerized me. When I tried the video games, I could not believe that I was able to control and command the computer to do what I wanted. And it was never wrong! The word processor was a genius by itself. I could now write letters with fancy fonts and graphics such as word art. Anything else I tried left me more mesmerized than before. Slowly …read more