Alex has a programming class in school, and they’re using a program called Chipmunk BASIC. He asked me today if I could install it on his computer, so I poked around the internet and found a version that runs on Linux. To test it, I installed it here on my desktop and gave it a go.
>10 for i = 0 to 10
>20 print i
Sweet, I actually remember how to program in BASIC!
That takes me back to the Good Old Days of 1980 or so, when I wrote my first program (for a second-grade enriched studies class). It presented ten multiple-choice questions about Saturn’s moon Mimas, allowing the user to answer them and then scoring the answers.