No Tape?

30 Dec 2021

A BASIC listing from BBC Acorn User

Back in my day, JavaScript was called BASIC and you bought it at the newsagents.

(A newsagent is a shop where you buy newspapers and magazines.)

(Newspapers and magazines are like the web, but printed out every so often and sent around in vans.)

(The web is like Facebook, but with less consistent styling and marginally fewer Nazis.)

(Facebook is like Instagram, but for your parents.)

(Instagram is like TikTok, but the pictures don’t typically move.)

(TikTok is like something I’m too old to have even heard of, but I imagine it’s terrible. Get off my lawn!)

This post was originally a thread on Twitter; I’m posting it here, lightly edited, to make it both more readable and under my own control.

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