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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.)

Mikkel
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  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
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