Thursday, September 14, 2006

Back to BASICs

A nice article on Salon by David Brin on how it is too hard today to find a simple BASIC programming environment that lets high school kids write their own simple programs. I sympathize. Several years ago, for arcane reasons, I tried to write an Enigma machine that would run on my Palm. The programming itself was quite easy compared to getting the development environment running, which was *insanely* hard. On my old BBC Micro model B I just had to turn the machine on and I was ready to go.


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