My First Ever Program
Sometime in the '90s I started to learn to program with BASIC on a VTech laptop. I quickly got bored of all the other games on it and started an obsession with trying to program with it instead.
Luckily it came with a manual on how to write BASIC with it. I recently rediscovered this manual and found what I believe is the first program I ever wrote inside.
With the bugs fixed and code cleaned up...
10 PRINT "*****Trivia*****" 20 INPUT "Where's Tokyo?";A$ 30 LET J$="japan" 40 IF A$=J$ THEN PRINT "Well done!" 50 PRINT "Next question..." 60 INPUT "What month is Christmas?";A$ 70 LET D$="december" 80 IF D$=A$ THEN PRINT "Fantastic!" 90 END
Run a QBasic version of the code here.
This actually compiles and works! Yes you don't get a running score or even response if you get a question wrong. But you do get a nice 'Well Done' and a 'Fantastic' if you do get the questions right, which at time was probably as good as it got.