As a kid, during my school days, apart from English, I learnt 3 other languages with frequent alternations due to change of school, Govt. policies (I think), etc - Tamil (my native language), Hindi, and French - all of them half-baked, and now my French completely forgotten. But little did I know then - that my mind was preparing itself a template for another set of languages, one that’s spoken through electronics, and computer keyboards.
Note: This focuses largely on a walk down my childhood computing lane, and is a reflection of hopefully authentic understanding I had then. So if you’re looking for technical details, you may want to wait for the last part of my article - in which I hope to focus on my learnings from being a language journeyman, that hopefully helps you in making in the right language choices for the future.
THE FIRST DECADE
Language 1: BASIC (Year: 199x)
My uncle had gifted me with an educational tool in the 90s that used to have quizzes of English, ...