Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Remembering BASIC

10 IF NETSTATUS$="24 hour permanent connection" THEN BLOGSTATUS$="More often"
20 IF MONEYSTATUS$="Less broke" THEN LIFE$="Happier"
30 IF MIND$="Less confused" THEN PLAN$="Possible"
40 PRINT "I wish I knew more complex programming languages, but my computer education stopped early"
50 END


Blogger VM said...

Holy God! Can this be? Can this so really be? Are you the Samit Basu I filled the name of as my fave writer in so many web forums? You blog?!! I don't deserve to be called a fan. I didn't know this. When do you plan to release Kirin's continued quests?


visit me at

Will be happy!

4:16 AM  
Blogger Arijit Mukherjee said...

Today, Shikha Roy will be proud of you and so will be Mr Nyss..

7:15 AM  
Blogger samit said...

hi vm..
am assuming youre not vinod mehta. am somewhat overwhelmed by your comment - had no idea i had any fans!

im sure you remember that mr nyss' full name was mr p. nyss. were you there on that memorable day when asif wrote the following computer program on nearly all the comps in the lab - 10 PRINT "My name is Mr. P. Nyss", 20 goto 10 ?

7:53 AM  
Blogger Tridib said...

Mama, Thanks for making my day. Reading your bhonderful intro brought bhaide shmile on my phashe aphter pritee louzhy day.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Arijit Mukherjee said...

not quite, but I do remember how Sikha Roy used to call u up to the board for teaching us the basics in basic programming...u were the teacher's pet then...watsay?

11:07 AM  
Blogger Jabberwock said...

SB, dude, I think you need to end the fan-less, royalty-less, uncertain-what-to-do-next-and-already-burnt-out routine. You have more fans than most people can hope to have at your age. I'm one (even though I'm not Vinod Mehta) and I think you know there are quite a few others.

8:08 PM  
Blogger newt! said...

Yes. For example, I am a fan, so quit yer whining!

9:00 PM  
Blogger samit said...

all right, all right, sorry, sorry. i am loved and great and a millionaire. now give me an idea for another book.

chang...i was NOT shikha roys pet student. bugger off :)

9:04 PM  
Blogger VM said...

Am NOT Vinod Mehta. Am Vijayendra Mohanty. Am fan. There are plenty where I came from. Its like an unofficial club of four or five. We pass around 'the book' to as many as possible and convert them. Two in the last six months. Hope I brought light to your lousy life!

9:48 PM  
Blogger samit said...

excellent. sales!
will go waving a printout of this to my publishers, and demand sacks of gold

10:01 PM  
Blogger VM said...

Am not very sure how they will take it. I bought one. Three read it. One wanted to but couldn't find it free. Was gifted one by someone whoi had a crush on him. He liked the book. But the relationship didn't work. Book still somewhere out there. Must get it back.

This thread getting too long. Blog again soon.

10:45 PM  

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