Thanks for the welcomes.
To be honest I got the C64 just after my military service, (bad old days of conscription in SA) and had little time to really get into it due to the pressures of my apprenticeship training and an intense social life which i guess involved a lot of drinking! O to be young again.
The next thing I knew people were raving about the new super computers( XT's and AT's ).
In no way can I ever call myself a "coder", however I know that I learnt a lot from those early days with the 64, and in many respects those lessons are still valid today.
I have no Idea, but I wonder if any of the younger folk learning to code today get any real exposure to the likes of Dos or even win 3. Would be sad if they didn't as industrially speaking there is so much equipment that still use these. Even relatively new stuff as these platforms are rock solid stable.