by Thomas Memmel

Friday, October 4, 2013

Since 1876, all the sons of the Memmel family have become watchmakers, goldsmiths or dispensing opticians. From an early age, I was raised to be a successor in our family business. However, I am all fingers and thumbs as regards a skilled trade. Of course, I tried to make up for my lack of talent at craftsmanship. As a teenager, for example, I spent the Easter holidays in an internship as a fitter and welder in a ball bearing factory. It was very exciting and informative; however, I did not turn into a talented fine motor skills person. I think it became clear about then that I would not become a master watchmaker.

As a twelve year old, I already thought that my Commodore 64 was way more exciting than welded joints and tools. I was already enthusiastic about microprocessors as a three year old. My parents tried in vain to get me rid of my pacifier and my cuddly blanket. Their tricks didn’t work until my Mum offered me a calculator as a bribe. She had set the course for the rest of my life. ...

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