Re: Nice trip down memory lane
Memory Lane is right! I learned assembler, Fortran and then BASIC in the '60s & '70s - first on mainframes and then minis. Picked up an Apple ][ and used Basic there too. When the IBM PC and networking came along, I developed an international business system which eventually was translated into many languages and implemented all over the world.
I have to chuckle a bit now looking back at the acronym since the language is anything but for beginners IMO. It has been extended and enhanced so extensively that there's not much that you can't do with it...
Over the course of my career, Basic enabled me to travel, live and work with people in over 60 countries all over the world. I shared dinner and drinks with presidents and CIOs of some of the biggest corporations in the world (Exxon, GE, Amazon, Arco, Mobil, Oracle, Schwab, etc.), had pizza with Egyptians overlooking the Nile, walked the streets of Moscow at midnight, feasted on pancake breakfasts during Calgary Stampede, drifted on the canals of Venice, sampled the tapas bars in Madrid, rode the cable car to dinner in Bogata, visited the Sydney Opera House, kicked a little sand in Bali, and experienced more than I ever would have guessed as a youth. All while implementing those systems...written in Basic.
Basic...been very, very good to me...!!