Started out with the usual popular cameras while growing up- the instamatics, the 110s, the polaroids ... then by luck was able to acquire a Nikon FM series camera with lenses and gadgets- most of which I did not know their purpose at the time- but that camera became my constant companion. A little positive feedback early on from a professional photographer encouraged me to keep developing my skills. I hung on to that camera until it became harder and harder to find venues to process film, then took the plunge into digital with a Canon 20D, and as such, have developed an interesting relationship with electronics.
Lately, problems with my eyesight is forcing me to often abandon the manual settings and rely more on the automatic features, which in turn requires me to learn post processing programs. Clicking the shutter is just the beginning.
Really, I'm not that old, but the world changes much faster nowadays and one has to constantly keep up or get left behind. Bring it on.
My other creative venue is writing, and I have 3 books in the air waiting for me to give them a place to land. Hopefully within the next couple years they will be ready (fingers crossed).