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After school I gained a degree in Maths which was just rewards for Charlie Brown's efforts in teaching me Maths I and II. Mind you my understanding of some of the higher levels of Maths at Uni was on par with my Oral French - I was glad to be let out into the real world with a bit of paper.
I taught Maths for a while at Parramatta High (another selective school) and in trying to stay one step ahead of some of the brilliant Maths pupils understood how Charlie Brown must have felt with the likes of Hansen Yee in his class.
After 6 years I diverted into the world of computers and have watched the world of technology progressively whizz past. In a world of Programming, Project Management and Business Analysis I've spent many years planning time expenditure, reviewing business processes and writing up reports and at times of historical reviewing such as now, wonder about the value achieved in such things as the business world changes more quickly than it can be properly analysed. So I've just started on a two-day working week with more mundane, more relevant tasks - seems like a good lifestyle. It allows me time to explore cultural / craft things which Science / Maths students never knew about.
I was saddened to read of the deceased - especially our School Captain - the boy with so much talent.