Statistics Saturday: The Most Insignificant Programming Languages


  1. Pig BASIC
  2. Visual Logo
  3. S’more
  4. ++C
  5. Fivetran 77
  6. Hypocard
  7. Pilot
  8. pfKey 128
  9. Slot Car Construction Kit
  10. RedC
  11. VRML
  12. Eddie Haskell
  13. Sea Leopard
  14. Hupmobile
  15. Zestar
  16. Language Sixteen
  17. Subscript
  18. Turbo TeX
  19. HORSE
  20. Retweet To Enter And Win
  21. geoForth
  22. Ultrafont+
  23. Ironic Pascal
  24. Object Oriented Ubbi Dubbi
  25. QuickClam 2.8

Reference: Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes, and Trends of the 70s and 80s, Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, Brian Bellmont.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

2 thoughts on “Statistics Saturday: The Most Insignificant Programming Languages”

    1. In all seriousness: working on this sent me searching the Compute! and the Compute!’s Gazette archives for a spoof article they published once. It was this description of, like, the ultimate Commodore 64 BASIC expansion set. Not just adding in DOS and graphics and sound commands, but also programming tools, compression schemes to make the 1541 disk drive as fast as one of those fancy hard drives, to increase the number of screen sprites to 1,024 with 256 colors each, to expand the effective memory from 64 kb to ONE MEGABYTE … it was all a pretty nice joke, although since it started out like any of a jillion BASIC expansion set articles you had to discover that. And now I can’t find it! You’d think it would have to be published in an April issue, but it’s not. And I spent a lot of time leafing through issues trying to find the piece and it’s just … gone. There’s no way I imagined such a thing, though; I read it too much.

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