In article <3F4C0B10.5030...@austin.rr.com>,
Artie Gold <artieg...@austin.rr.com> wrote:
>Michael Meissner wrote:(a) 1969 is 34 years ago and (b) those would have been used for
>> "Donald Roby" <dr...@babsoncourt.com> writes:
>>>They weren't teaching programming to 11 years 40 years ago, but I don't
>> I dunno, I was 15 years old, 32 years ago when I first learned programming on
>Other than the fact that I was fourteen, it sounds frighteningly familiar!
>IIRC, there were five or six schools nationally who had been donated
senior students. 40 years ago, probably the only 11 year olds taught
programming (and there were some) were taught by academic parents
who were heavily into computing.
>Of course, given the FP in the subject line of this thread, I rememberYeah. 'x <- x+1' was far better (and '<-' was a single character,
>my momentary revulsion at seeing the line:
>x = x + 1
>on the chalkboard.
remember?) or even 'x := x+1'.
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