Since Windows 98 and Pentium, my computers didn't come with any BASIC on them! I really thought it was a lost art in a world of web surfers and appliance operators. vs Hobbyists! like myself.
I sure miss it and I'm thrilled to know PB is alive and well. In the DOS days I knew little about word processers, my writing tool was the powerful screen editor built in to PB. After all you could save your pre compiled program as a .txt file.
James M. Hiney