The 9-year-old Programmer

In response to the ZDNet article that Chad Elstad posted (you can read “The Mac’s 30th: What’s Your Story?” here:…/ ). When I was 5 years old, I remember printing out computer programs on our Apple ][+ (Remember PR#1, LIST ?), and then trying to type them in to my Commodore PET computer. My first lesson in incompatibility! When I was 9 years old, I created a Baseball game in BASIC using lo-res Apple graphics (pictured below). I’m still a huge fan of the Apple ][ platform and I still have a working Apple ][gs that gets use from time to time…

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