I grew up with BASIC and Turbo Pascal. My first programs were very simple graphical games. I still miss the era of BGI and BASIC’s painting commands. Those graphics were neither beautiful nor fast, but they were simple. Simple enough for a kid with only elemental geometry knowledge to build something exciting.
Even today, whenever I want to prototype or visualise something, to experiment with generative art or to write a toy graphical app – I feel nostalgic for the old days.
Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer