I grew up with the Apple II, hacked its ROM and made my own, hacked a CASIO thermal transfer printer and made it work as a printer to the Apple II and printed my University thesis with it using Wordstar. I love computing but I hate doing things that I believe the software, system, SDK, API, etc. shall do it for me automatically because I want to focus on the core, creativity part but not spending hours and days trying to get a damn button on the screen that says hello world. Thanks to the industry, one can now get a cool, breathing 3D button and view through the VR headset in less than a minute, and slightly little more work to show your own fingers so that you can actually click on the button, which is soooo cool.
I love the Internet, the first time I was told about ransomware, and I thought, Awesome! You can actually make money out of it? But then it was just a few lines of python script and I've quickly got bored. The vulnerabilities are headaches but they saved me a few times in the past when I forgot the password to a certain web sites and there was no way to retrieve it, it's really useful sometimes to be able to gain some free admin level access. The cloud is a great tool, now I can have access to big NNs where I can develop intelligent algorithms for various applications and uses, quickly and affordably, together with micro services and containers, lots of cool things can be done.
The thing is, one just need to look around and it is not difficult to discover something new and fun to work with, and many times, inspiring and awesome. I am glad that the industry has grown so much and into such wide diversity. //Ed