Kids KornerDo you think programming is dull and boring?
Well, try this, and you'll be surprised! Just type this program (exactly) into your ATARI and RUN it. Be sure there is a BASIC cartridge in the left front slot, though.
10 GRAPHICS 2 15 DIM NAM$(20) 20 ?"TYPE YOUR NAME" 25 INPUT NAM$ 28 POSITION 10,0 30 SETCOLOR 0,0,0 32 POSITION 10,K 35 PRINT #6,NAM$ 40 FOR I= I TO 15 45 FOR J = I TO 50 50 SETCOLOR 4,1,8 55 NEXT J:NEXT I 58 K = K + I 60 GOTO 30RUN the program. Type in your name and press RETURN.
Not bad, huh?
Everything that's fun on a computer has to be programmed by someone. Some programming is very complicated, but some is as simple as this. Of course, we know you don't understand what you did, but you can learn. Study your BASIC book, read computer books and magazines, share ideas with your friends, ask your teacher, pester a programmer, experiment.
ANTIC will help you discover the possibilities of your ATARI, and if you invent a good program, maybe we'll print it for other kids to use.