Fwd: New books from Apress

John Costello cos at indeterminate.net
Thu May 18 20:12:00 BST 2006

On Thu, 18 May 2006, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 09:48:37AM -0700, John Costello wrote:
> > I am continually surprised that BASIC did not die a horrible, painful, 
> > messy death in the 80s.
> It did.  Real Basic and Visual Basic don't have a lot in common with the
> crap we used back then other than a few keywords.

That's a relief.

The only thing I remember about programming BASIC (MS Structured Basic 
7.0) is that there were Nutria (small beaver-like creatures with orange 
teeth) outside the office where I worked.  This was in the dark days, 
before I learned of Perl.

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