[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Nostalgia

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From: Chip G. <n1mie@...>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 11:04:02 -0400
On Sep 03, 2004, at 14:54, tedd wrote:

>> I wonder what the mean age of us FB programmers is...
>
> 83

Interesting to ponder. I may be one of the younger ones then ... I am 
not-quite 40 (later in the year) and have been programming since the 
mid 70's. My first experience with programming was as an after school 
activity. I discovered the computer lab could be utilized by anyone, 
not just the students of particular classes. So I'd stay after school 
and play. There was some cool Star Trek game that I played often. I 
asked a lot of questions. Finally someone stuck a BASIC book in my hand 
and told me to get lost. It was all downhill from there. Incidentally I 
think I still have that book.

Since then I have, at various times, studied: BASIC, Pascal, C, C++, 
Perl, and AppleScript. I've never made a time on any of them, and 
they're all scrambled up in my brain, but I enjoy fiddling with them. 
Perhaps some day I'll break out and get profitable.

-- Chip

"I will plant my heart in the garden of my dreams"
			-- Sara Evans