I first used the native built-in ""Extended Basic" environment.. but then eventually moved to running microware's OS-9 on it. And thus, my true forrays into programmer started (at around age 16).
Turns out, i was a prolific little... fellow. As I was reminded, by
page. My online identity on Delphi (before internet was common/cheap),
was THEFERRET (hence the website mascot!)
I also had a programming article published, in the now defunct "Rainbow Magazine"(named because of the "Color Computer", not because of any other social type of leaning)