A wise man somewhere, somehow, at some point in history, may have saidthe best way to start a book is with an anecdote. I would never questionthe words of a wise man who may or may not have existed, so here we go.
When I was a freshman in high school back in 1993, I took there required biology class that most kids my age end up having to take. It involved experiments, lab reports, dissecting of various animals, and the like. One of my lab partners was a fellow named Chris V. We were both interested in computers and quickly became friends, to the point where talking about biology in class was second to techno-babble.