Teaching kids about computers...

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at verizon.net
Fri Nov 23 17:30:08 CST 2007

On Friday 23 November 2007 16:04, Chris M wrote:
> > The availability of BASIC on olden personal computers was undoubtedly
> > a boon for my generation - you could start out with '10 print "i was
> > here" ; 20 goto 10' and work from there, actually seeing the results
>  Up through the PS/2's, ~1990 I guess, BASIC was burned into ROM. Even Win2K
> comes with QBasic.  And again I'm not making an exclusive case for peecees
> here. An 8-bit machine could be a better choice (could be, don't know for
> sure). 

Speaking of which,  I have a vague recollection of "Tiny BASIC".  Never did 
actually use it,  though.  Any of you guys familiar with it?  Is it all that 
usable?  At all extensible?  I can see where it might be handy for some 

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