I did not know whether to post this in Chit-chat or FIRST History, so I decided to post it here, the mods can move it if they want.
So after going through the downloaded files on the refurbished computer that I got in 2010, I found a file from 2005. Intrigued, I opened it.
The last owner of my computer had downloaded some writing on FIRST robotics on his experience in the 2003 competition. I think it is a cool find, and if anyone knows the team which this person is from, or even better, the person who wrote it, I would love to know.
Wow. In 2003, I was learning my alphabet, writing my name, and not entirely sure how to write the letter ‘b’ in the right orientation. This really gives me an idea just how long this program has been influencing the lives of kids.
I believe that this is team 173, RAGE Robotics. After cross referencing the 2003 Championship Match results and the SBPLI Regional Roster. I am not certain, but it my best guess. They made it to finals in the Newton division, but did not make it to Einstein.
…and this is an important lesson in cleaning/clearing a computer before you get rid of it. A work computer I was given here had personal documents on it, including a diary of personal issues the intern that had previously used the computer, and slams the company pretty hard. That hasn’t even made the internet like this one has.