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On Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:30:27 PM UTC+8, Neil Cerutti wrote:
> On 2014-02-12, Tim Delaney <timothy.c.delaney at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > OK - it's degenerated into one of these threads - I'm going to
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> > participate.
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> Me, too!
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> I wrote lots of programs, strictly for fun, on every personal
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> computer I got my hands on. Toward the end of the 80's personal
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> computer's stopped coming equipped with programming environments,
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> and I stopped programming.
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> I eventually learned  some computing theory in college where they
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> taught C and the rudiments of C++.
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> Thanks to the open-source movement we've returned to the days
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> when anybody can program for zero cash. You can program well
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> enough to amuse yourself with very little effort indeed.
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> To get from there to being able to write programs to do useful
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> things for yourself is a lot harder, but this is the niche that
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> Python fills excellent well. If this is what you want to do,
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> Python is a good way to go.
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> That's still just the beginning, but it's a pretty good place.
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> -- 
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> Neil Cerutti

I wrote programs for viewing gif, pcx,
bmp, and jpg images in 1991 to 1992.

Also I was planning to write an 
Lotus123 clone at the time, but 
I was too lazy to chunk out that
project in 1993.