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What age you started our interest in programming

This is a discussion on What age you started our interest in programming within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; 8 or 9. My first program was copied out of a book i borrowed from the local library. It was ...

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    8 or 9. My first program was copied out of a book i borrowed from the local library. It was a guessing number game on my nice Amstrad Thats about 10 years ago now. I was always interested in computers since i first used them. Dunno why.
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    HTML - 10yrs
    VB - 16
    PERL - 16
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    I started programming about three years ago when I was 16, and it was in Visual Basic, then I stopped for about a year, then I started C++ in the university, when I was about 18... I'm now becomming 19 and I'm still programming in C++, I like it very much...
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    well... considering the fact that I didn't really play with a computer until I was about 16... I didn't even know that I could program... so.. I guess about 18 or so.. that was 5 years ago... I'd say I've learned a lot in 5 years...
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    I've always been interested in computers... I did some BASIC stuff when I was like 8, but didn't really do anything else until I took Pascal in 10th grade.

    I'd really like to see some older members' replies, especially those that didn't have the benefit of always having a PC around.

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    I was around 8 or so. My GATE class (a weekly class for smart people) did a little with basic on some apple IIs. I don't recall having gotten much beyond the print command back then, though.
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    Don't know, really.

    I was fiddling with writeln very early on an old Pascal compiler, if you call that programming.
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    Originally posted by Ken Fitlike
    I was a foetus when I first got interested in computers ( actually I was only an eight-cell embryo for the pedants among you). Yes, those were the days, within the gurgling comfort of the womb as I listened to the whirr of the data disks with my undifferentiated ear while mummy made cups of tea next to the big machine that made holes in all those punch cards.
    Hah! I was only a two cell embryo, and at that time I couldn't program, but I could hack the whitehouse. I was the one who made reagan's computer send a message to the pentagon to screw with Iran!

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    Well, I always considered computers as nothing more than a versatile calculator with a color display (that was when I was 10ish and my family had gotten our first computer, a laptop).

    The more I used computers the more I learned about them, I got a CD full of "shareware games", man, all the stuff I learned from trying to install loads of buggy and poorly designed games.

    Then one day(actually over a period of several days) I read the users guide to the toshiba laptop, front to back (almost). From then on I did more and more with the computer, I picked up HTML after a while (11-12?). After a while I decided I must learn a programming language so that I may be able to create programs that can control this beast I have for so long faught. I ran around a little, looking at various options, then I found that the command line compiler from Borland was free so I picked that up, along with some dummy books, and started coding.
    I moved on to the Borland compiler (the GUI one) and then to DevC++ when I started to want to take over peoples screens.

    here I am now! 15
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    Programmed Basic on my old Apple IIC when I was about 6, stopped around high school, and recently picked up programming again about 6 months ago.

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    Did some, I think Basic, in the late 70's, but didn't get more involved till early-mid 90's, more serious in late 90's.
    Can remember when there was no WWW, and WAIS was going to be the next big thing. Gopher, Archie, etc...
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