Salon.com Article Bemoans Demise of Line Programming (BASIC)

Lynn Fredricks lynn at paradigmasoft.com
Fri Sep 15 09:56:25 CDT 2006


> I found this piece 
> <http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2006/09/14/basic/> on 
> today's Salon.com by David Brin interesting, if a bit 
> misguided. There seem to be some potential implications for 
> Revolution and Transcript but not as a direct replacement for 
> what he's missing. Still, he makes some interesting strategic points.

I agree, misguided. He laments the lack of availability of BASIC, but
software preinstalled does not an education make, nor has it ever :-) 

The impression I get is that he lumps all of these new fangled languages
together because he doesn't have any idea what's going on with them.

Best regards,


Lynn Fredricks
Worldwide Business Operations
Runtime Revolution, Ltd





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