Monday, 30 July 2007

My coding silver anniversary


29th July 1982. A great time to be alive in the UK. We may have lost appalling in the World Cup but at least we'd beaten the Argies in a game of soldiers. But more importantly after about two months of waiting I finally received my first computer - the venerable ZX81



In short order (a few hours - I had to work out how to type first!) I had my first program written

10 PRINT "HELLO"
20 GOTO 10
Shortly after that I ran out of memory... after all the thing only had 1KB :-)

Yes, I've now been writing code for 25 years - a full quarter of a century.

Time to do something special to celebrate.