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Atari 2600 BASIC! I had to use these crazy controllers to type in whatever gobbledygook example code i could find. I eventually got upgraded to the Colecovision ADAM. That thing had a fullsize keyboard and a BASIC compiler that was compatible with Apple's. So i could swap code with all the Apple ][ hackersback in 7th grade!