in reply to I started with...:
I started working with computers 1986 with
Basic with line numbers quickly followed by 7501 assembler - we (my brother and I that is) - quickly also ditched the available graphic modes and used character based graphics via customized character-sets instead - those were the days - complete, weeklong holidays spent in a darkened room in front of a vintaged color-tv typing in programs pre-written on paper or, later, simply coding away...*sigh*
I started programming with a valuable mixture of Eiffel and C 7 years later - deeply felt thanks to my teachers Robert Switzer (Eiffel) and Martin Lowes (C)...
An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
-- Albert Camus