Jonny looks around, confused, his train of thought disrupted. He collects himself and stares at the teacher with a steady eye.
"I want to code demos," he says, his words becoming stronger and more confident as he speaks.
"I want to write something that will change people’s perception of reality. I want them to walk away from the computer dazed, unsure of their footing and eyesight. I want to write something that will reach out of the screen and grab them, make their heartbeats and breathing slow to almost a halt. I want to write something they are reluctant to leave, knowing that nothing they experience that day will be quite as real, as insightful, as good. I want to write demos."
Silence. The class and the teacher stare at Jonny, stunned. It is the teacher’s turn to be confused. Jonny blushes, feeling that something more is required. “Either that or I want to be a fireman.”
Denthor of Asphyxia, AKA Grant Smith in 1993