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(BookRiot)   In the 60s dad got 2 computer programming books, one red and one blue. Each had a cloth bookmark just like dad's bibles. They were of the "read this page and choose which page to goto next". I learned programming from them. DIT   ( divider line
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2021-01-17 9:22:54 PM  
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2021-01-17 11:44:36 PM  
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I read DTF and clicked the button so hard my ISP called me.
2021-01-17 11:12:01 PM  
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I learned by meticulously typing in the programs printed in the pages of these books. I remember making a hot air ballon sprite. Neato!

Then I made a password protect program for games I didn't want my big brother to play, but I messed up the password and locked myself out :(
2021-01-18 11:57:33 AM  
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Snotnose: More info.  They were hardbound from the late 60s or early 70s.  I suspect they were on some assembly language, but they may have just been high level concepts.  The books were a set, the second took over where the first ended.  The book sleeves were red (one book) and blue (the other one), I don't know what the actual cover looked like.

Dad was an EE working on military aircraft.  It was in the 80s when I was getting paid to write 8086 assembly that I asked dad about them.

Every page explained a concept, and at the bottom would be something like:

x = 4
y = x + 3
What is the value of y?

3.  goto page 72
4.  goto page 24
7.  goto page 34

Page 34 is where the porn is, that's the rule.
2021-01-17 11:20:10 PM  
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2021-01-17 9:54:41 PM  
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I learned to program on TRS-80s at school and on my TI-99/4A at home. Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started that that sort of thing is frowned upon... you know, people did that all the time.
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