besides a passion for programming, i am a hardcore gamer. having no desire to write business apps when i get out of school and feeling less than secure about developing websites for a living, it seems that game programming could be an ideal choice for me. so i spent today surfing a few sites. one thing kept turning up. OpenGL. here is a quote from openGL.org
Supported on all UNIX� workstations, and shipped standard with every Windows 95/98/2000/NT and MacOS PC, no other graphics API operates on a wider range of hardware platforms and software environments. OpenGL runs on every major operating system including Mac OS, OS/2, UNIX, Windows 95/98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Linux, OPENStep, and BeOS; it also works with every major windowing system, including Win32, MacOS, Presentation Manager, and X-Window System. OpenGL is callable from Ada, C, C++, Fortran, Python, Perl and Java and offers complete independence from network protocols and topologies.
I've been looking at a lot of jobs sites recently, and I'm noticing a big demand for game programmers - there seems to be an explosion in people wanting to build mobile, distributed, multi-player games. You might want to look at getting into thatsort of thing.
Game programmers and travel agents. We need our escapes! Entertainers are paid more than healthcare providers and teachers. <shrug> I am interested in purchasing Kingdom Hearts, myself. --the Lone Lurker, ready to hibernate for the winter