First, I would like to say that I’m sorry for taking so long. I had some audio problems first, and then I had my computer hard disk crashed, and I lost my video file, so this episode is just going to be the audio file. For those of you that enjoy watching my podcast, I’m sorry. I will have more videos soon.
Dom talks about the first time he ever saw a computer, which was back in 1980. I know, old right?! Haha. That computer, which was an Apple II started Dom’s love affair with, not only computers, but with Apple computers. He talks about the games he played on this computer and some of the basic commands he used to used.
Dom then talks about the next computer he used, which was an Apple IIe. The Apple IIe was very similar to the Apple II, but one of the things Dom remembers is that they started adding color monitors. Dom talks the games he used with this computer and also more about getting into using Basic computer language.
After this, Dom used the Apple IIc and later, in high school, the Apple IIGs. He talks about some of the different games and programs he used to use, and he also talks about how he used to write games in Apple Basic, learning Apple Pascal and Apple Machine Language in high school.
As Dom talked about, he learned how to program in Applesoft Basic programming. Some of the commands that Dom remembers are as follows.
- IF – THEN
To give you an example of a simple program to try, copy and past the following small program in to the APPLESOFT BASIC in Java.
20 PRINT “I love to listen to the Dom’s Podcast!”
30 LET A = 0
40 LET A = A+1
50 IF A = 15 GOTO 80
60 PRINT A
70 GOTO 40
80 PRINT A
90 PRINT “The End!”
Just copy and paste and see what happens, and then have a play.
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