I have been developing embedded systems for about 20 years. It was a natural evolution from exploring the insides of old radios and tape recorders as a kid. From there it wasn’t long before I took apart a broken Commodore 64 computer, figured out what chip was burned out and got it running again. Seemed pretty obvious to me. Going into electrical and computer engineering was an easy career choice.
I still have that old C64 manual with these schematics.