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Old 09 February 2015, 21:39   #30
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For those of us 40+ (possibly a few years younger) programming was something you did on computers because there was naff all else to do if you didn't fancy loading up a game. It really was the low-hanging fruit - at switch-on, you had a BASIC interpreter ready to go, or you could wait for 5 mins+ for a game to load.

If you couldn't be bothered, you pratted around in BASIC and soaked it up that way.

It still required a certain kind of mind, but that simple fact led a lot of kids to learn to code. Nowadays it's harder - the languages are more complex (for the most part) and there's additional effort needed to find one, install it, run it, test it, decide you don't like it... etc, etc.

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