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Fond Memories

When I was 9 years old, I used to go to my mom’s workplace to talk to some IT guys who were working there. Eventually, one of them started teaching me BASIC, getting me started into programming and fulfilling my desire to understand how people made “stuff appear on the screen”.

Nowadays I know how bad a language BASIC is, but I eventually get nostalgic. I still sometimes feel like opening an MS-DOS prompt on Microsoft Windows 95 and firing up QBasic 1.0, just to have hours of fun printing things on the screen and making the computer produce all sorts of beeps. Those were really nice days.