The urge to help is in David Delaney’s DNA. His father was a pastor, his mother was a social worker. She encouraged her son to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor. At the same time, another great passion captivated him: The Commodore 64, the everyday computer of the early 1980s.
“I don’t know how many lawns I mowed in the neighborhood until I had collected the money,” said the American, describing the object of his childhood desires. “With no hard drive, just a magnetic tape as memory.”
But that was enough to enable him to learn programming which later helped finance his college education, including postgraduate Harvard degrees in internal and critical-care medicine.