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  1. #1 Do kids/teenagers still program? 
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    I think less people program overall. Not just kids and teenagers.
    When the Commodore PET came out, mostly everyone that got one learned how to program. Now, it seems like even many "geeks" start college without ever having programmed a computer. Schools don't really focus on programming. They mostly focus on typing, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and stuff like that.
    When I was in 3rd grade, I got an old Apple IIc and taught myself how to program. I didn't make anything extremely amazing, but it was fun. I never really learned any programming in school.
    For my senior year in HS, I signed up for a Visual Basic class, but it was cancelled! I took computer classes that year, but nothing like programming. We never really even learned much about HTML in my HS web design class. We just used Dreamweaver the whole time. It was a good class, but it would have been nice if we learned a bit of the HTML behind what we were making.
    I think more high schools should offer programming classes. It doesn't have to be a required class, but it would be a great option for students.
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    AMEN!

    And Now colleges are pretty much dropping programming classes...so WE NEED MORE PROGRAMMING CLASSES!

    And the Commodore PET was awsome! my first mod was to get that online....

    and how to make it run a little bit faster..
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    I used to know a decent amount of HTML, I started learning Java and still know enough to make a pointless RPG, and I REALLY wanted to learn C++ to make my game but I haven't got around to learning....Definitely, they should atleast offer a class for one programming language at every school...computers aren't just toys, they play a very vital role in our daily lives, so eh, we should try to atleast have a crowd of techsupport <_< now those kids might grow up to sell cocaine instead of create the OS to rival Microsoft Windows >_>
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    Let me remember what I know..

    C++, html, DOS, Linux/Unix, Java, let me think....

    Eh Ill edit it later...
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