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On 24-05-12 07:50, Marc Paré wrote:
Hi Doug,

Le 2012-05-24 00:50, Doug a écrit :

Logo! I haven't heard that word in thirty years, at least! I'm surprised
it's still around. Never really got into it, but it seemed like fun,
at least from a distance. I started using BASIC, and then learned and
used Pascal. Not being (professionally) a programmer, I never
learned C.


OK, I'm dating myself here, but, I was taught at the very last year at
my university where "punch cards" were still being used, and I used to
chat on beasts that spewed paper instead of drawing on monitors, way
back in 1976. I studied FORTRAN in 1980 so that I could be with the
up-and-coming in-crowd on campus ... only to find out that they all
switched that year to COBOL, DOH!

Yup, Logo is still cool to play with. I used FMSLogo because it played
nicely with my computer lab of Mandriva Linux boxes. I even taught Logo
on ICON computers by Unisys Corp. that used QNX as its operating system.
QNX is what powers the new Blackberries from RIM! Finally, when the
ICONs were being replaced, I installed AtariGEM on them and used the
Atari version of Logo. It was a lot of fun! I was always accused of
having more fun than the kids!



And Marc,
QNX was developed by Gordon Brown the genius engineer of DEC who developed the real-time systems (QNX is a real-time OS) like DEC-Lab etc! Oh, the good old times when programmers new what real-time programming meant and rotating buffers were necessary to get speed and be really efficient with memory! Current programmers have no idea how to use a computer efficiently!!
(The rantings of an old man!)

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