Learning how to program in Oman in the 90’s

I grew up in Oman and lived there until I finished high-school in 1999. In 1991, when I was ten years old, my father bought me a 386SX for my birthday having noticed my burgeoning interest in computers. For the first few months, I mainly played games. But even that was a non-trivial endeavor in those days. You couldn’t just click or touch an icon on the screen to launch the game; you had to use command-line1. The technician who set up the computer showed me a few MS-DOS commands and I learned others from my friends who already owned computers.

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