BBC BASIC Breakfast

Martin Belam  by Martin Belam, 26 July 2010

I've seen more than one person describe this report from the BBC asking 'Can you crack the cyber-crime code?' as patronising.

I have to say, though, that it gave me a genuine laugh out loud moment this morning, when I saw that someone had convinced Kevin Streater, an Executive Director in the Open University's IT & Telecoms Sector, to type in everybody's favourite first BASIC program. On national television.

10 PRINT "Kevin Streater"
20 GOTO 10

Kevin Streater's first BASIC program

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