From: Robert Cummings

> 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
>>> saving my programs to audio cassette. Later in high school I learned
>>> pascal and then later qbasic. Later still I studied computer science
>>> was exposed to many different languages  C, C++, Smalltalk, Java,
>>> Scheme, Prolog, Perl, JavaScript, HTML, VRML, SQL that I remember.
>>> I finished university I walked straight into a PHP job knowing not
>>> iota of PHP. I came up to speed the first week and fell in love with
>>> That was around March 2000. The company there always used Java also,
>>> part of a desktop suite to manage the web content. Towards the end
>>> 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.
>>> 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
>> 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
> think of it more deeply, it wasn't Qbasic in high schoool, it was
> Basic while attending Timmins High & Vocational School in Timmins, 
> Ontario, Canada in 1990 or 1991. Qbasic was at home :) Actually, I'm
> 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 :)

The use of Watcom tools would make sense since the Wat was an
abbreviation of Waterloo, Ontario. That was also the source of the
WatFor Fortran compiler I used in 1968.

Bob McConnell

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