How old is too old to learn computer programming? I am a geezer of 67. Do you think that is too old?

Where do I start? With Visual Basic? Way back in the Pleistocene, when I was in my twenties, I was obliged to take 1 semester of Fortran (4, I think). I got through it, with difficulty. I was taking my only degree, a BS, in zoology with a chemistry minor, and Fortran was required. One more thing. Is there the remotest possibility that if I eventually learned Java, C++, etc., someone like me actually could find a job in this area? Also, would you recommend a community college, or going on my own through what is offered on the internet? Please, for my sake, be most candid. If this something you think I should forget, just say so. Believe me, at this age I have heard them all. Thank you very much for your time, and have a wonderful Christmas.

Asked By: joseph d - 12/15/2012
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Ha, I see lots of people on here asking if 23 or 30 is too old, now I wish I could show them this question... More
Answered By: green meklar - 12/16/2012
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Answered By: Cyan - 12/15/2012
You can never be too old!!! I would reccomend taking a look at "thenewboston" on youtube. Take your pick of language, VB is good but I really like Java and C. If you really enjoy it and finish all the available tutorials then there is nothing stopping you from going to a collage. Good luck Jonathan
Answered By: Jonathan - 12/15/2012
67 is not too old to learn anything. I'm older than you are and still learning new things. However, that's probably too old to be able to get a job in the computer industry, even if you live in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA... More
Answered By: DeBushe - 12/15/2012
It's never to late to educate urself but I don't see anyone hiring u since ur at the age of 67. There are lots of of younger programming expert out there. Plus aren't u retired?
Answered By: bolajon - 12/15/2012
I you'll never know until you find out! It looks like you'd have to go back to school... More
Answered By: CommonSense - 12/15/2012
I also learned Fortran 4 starting Fall 1971 at Cal, Berkeley. We bought decks of 200 cards from a vending machine and then used an IBM machine that was like a typewriter to punch the holes in them. They we left them in the inbox at the computer center, coming back in a few hours to get the deck back and a printout... More
Answered By: modulo_function - 12/15/2012
Joseph... More
Answered By: deonejuan - 12/15/2012
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