This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
I learnt to programme on a ZX81
I learnt to programme on a ZX81! I came across this article from the June 1981 edition of Personal Computer World, written by David Tebbutt. It was a damn interesting read and walk down memory lane.
Within ten years of starting on a ZX81, I was on an IBM mainframe. When I started, I naively assumed that the simplicity of Basic and Pascal would remain. I never realized then as I do now that IT, is subjective and is a gumbo of people, process and technology.
The mainframe seems to be resurrecting itself in new forms of cloud computing, and the modern day equivalent of the ZX81 seems to be the Raspberry Pi?