On Sunday 05 April 2009 03:09:45 Tim wrote: > On Sat, 2009-04-04 at 11:57 -0600, Frank Cox wrote: > > Remember the old David Ahl "Basic Computer Games" books? (If you > > don't, you can find them online at http://www.atariarchives.org ) > > I remember books like that for other systems. We'd spend ages typing in > code, there'd be some obscure typing errors. We'd print it out, so we > could find the errors quickly (much easier than repeatedly scrolling > through the tiny window of text you see on the screen), pencil in all > the corrections, go back and type them in. Run it, find it still > errors. Then we'd ring up the shop and ask for the errata for page 3 of > whichever book, and they'd read it over the phone to us. > > You don't know how lucky you are, now, with your precompiled RPMs... > I learned to program in basic by typing in the listings, then working out why the game didn't run, or why it was so simplistic that I could add several features to it. Computing was pure fun in those days - for most of us it didn't impinge on work :-) Anne -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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