[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Nostalgia

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From: Pete Beaumont <furbies@...>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 03:29:16 +1000
On 08/09/2004, at 1:04 AM, Chip G. wrote:

> 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.

Reminds me of the first "computer" I ever used.
There was no screen, just a keyboard and a printer, and every time you 
moved the Starship Enterprise, the game would spew out another page on 
the tractor-feed printer.
This was back in high school.

> 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"

Pete...                          (the other one)

                              "Not those voices again..."