I shall explian... What first made computing groovy was its accessibility. When I was a younger laddie programming in BASIC and Assembler was where it was at. The insidious snake's heid o' polished professionalism, C++ and JAVA hadnae peeked ower oor shiny horizon and shook its forked tongue at us. Everybody contributed and shared and wrote noughts & crosses (tic tac toe?) programmes and the world was fine and green.
What have we got noo? We hae decended intae a morass o'megabytes, teraflops and version this version that. The golden days hae fragmented intae wee sharp slivers on which we fear tae tread. Insteed o'the Beech Boys and the Beatles and Peace & Love we hae Rap Music and Micrasoft. Never mind a' the bells and whistles o' docks and icons and baloney - whit we need is the excitement o' those early pioneers like Wild Bill Hicock and John Wayne and Soldering Irons and Breadboards. I say throw oot the polish - gie us the rough edges again when we a' had a chance tae push back the boundaries and every day brought new adventures in less than 32K.
Whit dae ye say brithers?