"Curt Welch" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:20121005234532.149$lF@newsreader.com... > "Mike Delanis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > "Graham Cooper" <email@example.com> wrote in message > > news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > > > > 20 goto 10 > > > > interpreter BASIC ............. you must be 60 years old. > > My first access to computers was with an interpreted basic system in the > early 1970's. Odd that when I first read your comment about being 60 it > seemed way too high. But them I remembered I'm 56 soon, so 60 really is > about right. Odd that I don't feel anything like "60". I think that's > because I started to ignore my age once I hit 50 so I still feel like I'm > in my 40's. :) >
The question shouldn't be "When did you *first* use interpreted basic?". It should be "When might someone reasonably *last* have used it?" I recall using line-numbered basic at work in the late 1980s, so 60 is way to high as you first thought.