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Re: Resources to learn C

Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-04-05 at 10:43 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
>> 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 :-)
> Back when you had a personal computer with no operating system, just a
> bootloader routine (usually for cassettes), the computer was entirely
> yours to do whatever you could think of doing with it.
You still were at mercy of the bootloader. Now, the 8008 didn't even
have a boot loader - you had to toggle in everything in binary from
the front panel. (There were many others that required this as well.)


  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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