Although I bought my first computer in 1998, I have been able to learn a good number of programming languages and standards. Without counting LOGO, learned at primary school, I began with DBASE and QBasic in 1992, at a private institute. However, the first real contact was at University, having to learn Pascal and C for different subjects. I also learned a bit about Prolog, Smalltalk and Gofer. A friend lent me the code for a C++ program, and from there I taught myself C++. University also gave me a hand when learning HTML, Java and Visual Basic.