N E W S a n d V I E W S
19th October 2005
After quite a few months of holiday I'm back!
Richard Russell had written to me way back in October 2004 as follows (edited):
I have been contacted by a person who tried to use
BASIC online tutorial and got stuck very early on. Reading
pages I think I think I can see why:
Tutorial 1 is about 'immediate mode'
and explains in detail
how to type commands into the 'output' window for
Tutorial 2 is about writing programs and launches
into typing in program statements. However it never says
need to type them into a different window! The person
who contacted me had
been typing the program into the output
window, just as Tutorial 001 had
I think there needs to be some introduction to Tutorial
similar to the detail in Tutorial 001, explaining the use
editing window and the working of the Run button.
If you can find the
time to do it, I think your tutorial
would be significantly improved by such
to which I only recently replied (edited):
So sorry it has taken me so long to reply to this, but I have now
Tutorial 2 as you suggested.
Only now have I had the opportunity to
attend to the Website. I have today discovered NVU (webpage composer/editor/publisher) ) and
used it instead of the
Netscape Composer , which I was using embedded in the
7 (with all its popups).
and the (prompt!) reply:
>So sorry it has taken
me so long to reply to this, but I have now modified
>Tutorial 2 as you
Thanks very much. I had given up hope of ever hearing
again, and feared the worst!
Do you now expect to be able to spend a bit more time on BBC
matters? If so, can I encourage you to join the Yahoo!
discussion group (if
you haven't already) where I'm quite
certain your expertise would be much
valued. Only recently
there was a thread discussing the need for a really
beginners' tutorial for BBC BASIC for Windows (not that yours
good, of course, but I'm sure you'd be the first to agree
that it would need
some more work to make it comprehensive).
If you do feel able to spend
the time, I look forward to
'seeing' you there:
Regards and Best
I shall try to make some time for this!
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