Falter I know all about that. As a kid I was so shy (maybe thats not even the right word.. Social anxiety makes more sense now) Anyway my father would try and force me into social interactions like paying a clerk or asking for something but it only made it worse. By junior high my voice changed pretty deep and I developed a great speaking voice. Kids in class would always ask me to read the passage or give the answer aloud. IT gave me the nudge to come out of my shell. My fathers method didnt work but I forced myself to be much more social and more extravert than intravert. IT was a lot of work, but it paid off. I have been much more of someone not afraid to speak my mind ever since. Life was hard for a long time and I am glad I learned to stand up for myself when I did. But regardless I wont forget that shy timid kid I came from.
By the way I love your channel. One of my favorite new channels in the past few years. You cover a genre of Vintage tech noone else does with a very informed portrayal.
Can I make a request? Do a video on the Wang 700....
When I went into business for myself I was forced to be more sociable. I found it relatively easy to be friendly and such with strangers. It was like a switch I could flip on and off. But it's a very different thing when people you know, who do not expect you to be doing that sort of thing and might react with amusement upon hearing it are nearby.
Many thanks for your kind words re: my channel. The topics I'm covering are not major view getters but I think they are important and more interesting to me than yet another retrobrite video or ode to Commodore. There's something really special to me about the experimentation in the 70s.
The Wang 600 looks really interesting! I wish I had one to cover! I'm trying to figure out, is it just a really powerful calculator or does it qualify as a computer?