On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 22:28 -0400, Robert Cummings wrote:
> On 10-07-29 10:18 PM, David McGlone wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 22:14 -0400, Robert Cummings wrote:
> >> Early high school I used to program in basic on a TRS-80. Oh how I loved
> >> saving my programs to audio cassette. Later in high school I learned
> >> pascal and then later qbasic. Later still I studied computer science and
> >> was exposed to many different languages  C, C++, Smalltalk, Java,
> >> Scheme, Prolog, Perl, JavaScript, HTML, VRML, SQL that I remember. When
> >> I finished university I walked straight into a PHP job knowing not an
> >> iota of PHP. I came up to speed the first week and fell in love with it.
> >> That was around March 2000. The company there always used Java also, as
> >> part of a desktop suite to manage the web content. Towards the end of
> >> 2002 they began an effort to create a Java based web framework to
> >> parallel their PHP framework and so I used Java more at that time. Then
> >> the dot com crash caught up with them and layoffs ensued.
> >>
> > What High School did you go to? What year? As far as I remember when I
> > was in HS, nothing about computers was offered. this was back in '88.
> I was attending the Nechako Valley Secondary School in Vanderhoof, 
> British Columbia, Canada in 1989 when I was learning Pascal. Now that I 
> think of it more deeply, it wasn't Qbasic in high schoool, it was Watcom 
> Basic while attending Timmins High & Vocational School in Timmins, 
> Ontario, Canada in 1990 or 1991. Qbasic was at home :) Actually, I'm not 
> sure about Timmins for the Watcom Basic, it might have been Lockerby 
> Composite in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. I attended 4 different high 
> schools. Some if it is blurry now :)

Sounds like Canada has a good grade school system. I wish programming
languages were offered here when I was in HS.

David M.

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