littleoldme 05 January 2009 Actually, this is how I started in the last boom-bust cycle. I was repairing computers with nothing more than a multi-tool knife in my pocket and know-how in my head. Clients were from an employer who closed shop and left town that I approached. I was 19 then. 11 years on, Ive picked up hardware experience, programming, web dev but finally went back to school this year to really polish up – in time for the next wave.