20 GOTO 10

BASIC Programming For Dummies

Do you remember the days when computer programming was actually fun?

The “joys” of BBC BASIC, the GOSUB and RETURN commands, realising you’ve not planned ahead and need to RENUMBER to fit in that extra PRINT statement?

The feeling of dread when you weren’t sure you’d saved your changes back to tape, or even worse, you’d accidentally saved over your copy of Positron (which cost £7.95 from Burnley Computer Centre, damn it!)

Me neither, but I bet you do remember “20 GOTO 10”, the concluding part of arguably the most puerile program known to man.