when I was really young (like second or third grade) one of the reasons I didn't get into programming earlier was that I saw some example BASIC code for Apple ][ that had calls to PRINT in it, and I thought if I ran that code it would try to use the printer, which I knew had been having some trouble recently, and I didn't want to get in trouble for breaking anything, so I figured maybe I should just find something else to do that wasn't computers.

anyway it's weird that the function called "print" has nothing to do with printers.


@technomancy Basic was around when a computer terminal was just a keyboard and a printer. When I struggled to learn Basic it was because I couldn't understand how the REM command (for comments) allowed it to understand English. Why don't we just write the whole program in REM commands?

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@octesian very strong "why don't they make the whole plane out of the black box" energy

@octesian @technomancy I reprogrammed snake.bat with my sister and it was the best thing. Did we win? hell no. Were the levels insane? You better believe it.

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