The Joys of Qbasic

I finally got around to storing all of my documents in Dropbox, and that includes a Programming folder in which I have chucked nearly everything I've ever written since middle school. I have killed an hour this afternoon looking at all my old QBasic programs from high school.

For example, this gem played the beginning of REM's "The One I Love" on the computer's internal "beep" speaker:

FOR ATHENS = 1 TO 2  
M$ = "O2T126L4E.L8EGL4AO3L4D.O4L8EDMLDEMNEO2BL4EL8EO3BGO4L4DE.L8O3BEO4L4EO3L8BDO4E"  
PLAY M$  
NEXT ATHENS  

This is what I was doing when most other humans my age were playing sports and hanging out with friends. I think it explains a lot.