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Re: How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?

by jacques (Priest)
on Apr 25, 2005 at 19:47 UTC ( #451314=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?

I was programming device drivers in C and developing video games for my Atari when I was 8.

(Okay, okay. Actually I was still learning how to tie my shoes, but I could've been programming!)

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Re^2: How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 26, 2005 at 09:54 UTC
    Actually I was still learning how to tie my shoes, but I could've been programming!

    Ah, you were heavily involved in the booting process. ;-)

    When I was 8, most people had never seen a computer - heck, most people wouldn't know what a computer was. I certainly didn't! People still had to land on the moon on my 8th birthday.

Re^2: How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 25, 2005 at 19:58 UTC
    No, you were programming in that dirty word, PHP ;)

    Seriously though, C at 8 is pretty amazing.

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