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Actually, my first programming steps weren't in QBASIC -- they were in Locomotive BASIC, on the Amstrad CPC 464.
When we got a second-hand 286, however, I started experimenting with QBASIC, and taking advantage of the awesome power of a 286 processor. In fact, QBASIC remained my favourite language for five-minute coding tasks for quite some years.
Perhaps the pinnacle of my achievements in QBASIC were the numerous Tron games I wrote... and arguably the best of these was an eight-player version that ran on two computers connected via a serial cable.
Ah, memories... IT classes will never be so much fun again.