In other long-forgotten retro-tech/programming tidbits, Space Giraffe and Gridrunner developer Jeff Minter (whose Xbox 360 visualizer Neon will be included as part of Wednesday’s Space Invaders Extreme release) has a quick fun tale of stumbling across this CESIL workbook at a recent boot sale, best for this nearly unbelievable memory:
Those who’ve read the History of Llamasoft will remember me being rude about a language called CESIL they tried to teach us in sixth form, where you had to write down your code onto sheets of squared paper and then send them off somewhere where someone would type in exactly what you wrote and try to run it, and if you’d made any errors you’d get your ?SYNTAX ERROR in the post a week later. Not exactly the most interactive introduction to programming.
back in the dying days of big iron [stinkygoat]
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