Python programming

Roy Smith roy at
Wed Feb 12 15:13:52 CET 2014

In article <mailman.6757.1392213333.18130.python-list at>,
 Larry Martell <larry.martell at> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:21 PM, ngangsia akumbo <ngangsia at> wrote:
> > Please i have a silly question to ask.
> >
> > How long did it take you to learn how to write programs?
> My entire life.
> I started in 1975 when I was 16 - taught myself BASIC and wrote a very
> crude downhill skiing game. I had dial in access to the mainframe at a
> local college (my HS math teacher got that for me).

Wow, sounds exactly like my experience.  Probably one of these:

Lunar lander.  Hunt the wumpus.  Space War.

Actually, before I was allowed to get access to that, I got some time on 
one of these:

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