My Life With Programming Languages

A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing. — Alan Perlis My first programming language was Basic on a TI-99/4A. Contra Dijkstra, I don’t think it did me too much harm. Of course, I did eventually “outgrow” that language. Just now I was pondering my progression through various …
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You Might Be an Old Hacker If…

It occurred to me recently that I’ve been using the Internet for almost 18 years now. That doesn’t put me into any particularly elite category since there were a lot of users way before I came along, but it does make me feel old to know that there are students in college now who were …
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COMPUTE! Magazine Archives!

I love the Internet! I just found an archive of COMPUTE! magazine, which is the magazine that taught me how to program in the 1980’s. Just recently I was lamenting not keeping every single issue I ever had (which was most of them), but now I can flip back through them any time. Looking through …
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