Reading this article on Wired about LOGO brought back some pleasant memories. LOGO was thought to us back in school in my 6th Grade. FORWARD 100, LEFT 90, RIGHT 90, PENUP. Back then I found it fascinating watching that Turtle create images. That was also the first time I got to use a modern PC with Hard disk and a CPU tower. Both the PC and LOGO made me a frequent visitor to the Computer Lab in my school. My friend used to tell me that he installed games (we are talking about Doom, etc..) onto his computer, which I just couldn’t understand and made me more curious about it. I think I must have spent hours all together asking him to explain to me how he does it step by step.
The reason for not understanding what installation meant is that I had only used the Commodore 64. It had no hard disk and no CPU tower. Just a monitor, Keyboard, joystick, mouse (which was totally useless as there was no Graphical UI. Later, however, I purchased an Add on module which generated some UI) , a Floppy Drive and no Windows. Initially I used to play games on it (Rambo, Carnage, Defenders of the earth, etc..) and later moved on to a bit of BASIC programming. I think right then I knew I would have to get a job programming with Computers when I grow up. Anyways, this C64 kept me going till my 10th Grade. It was then that we finally got a new PC. The C64 was quickly packed up and stashed away with all the other junk in my house. It still remains there.