(meme) Obsolete Skill Meme

I guess I must do a meme. My random icon from Semagic tells me so. Not to mention I need to dry off a bit from cleaning out the gutters and tightening the toilet bolts (more obsolete skills). This one was snarfed from  kerinda:

QBASIC screenshot

You are ‘programming in QBASIC’. This programming language (of which the acronym stands for ‘Quick Beginners’ All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code’), which is so primitive that it cannot easily be used for any purpose involving the Internet nor even sound, was current more than a decade ago.

You are independent, in a good way. When something which you need cannot be found, you make it yourself. In writing and in talking with people, you value clarity and precision; your friends may not realize how important that is. When necessary, you are prepared to be a mediator in conflicts between your friends. You are very rational, and you think of things in terms of logic and common sense. Unfortunately, your emotionally unstable friends may be put off by your devotion to logic; they may even accuse you of pedantry and insensitivity. Your problem is that programming in QBASIC has been obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you? brought to you by Quizilla, a site that gives you quizzes with annoying pop-under advertising when you attempt to cut and paste the code

First, raise your hand if you remember the game “Gorillas” shown in the pictures, with gorillas throwing bannas to destroy buildings. I do!

The analysis is spot-on, but I really wish it had chosen a better obsolete language, such as PL/I, Algol 68, or even SNOBOL. Hell, if you are going to choose a BASIC, use the one I learned to program on: HP 3000C BASIC! Ah, the old days of using LA Unified’s HP BASIC system, and watching while other folks got into A020.