Of course my vote goes to Pascal but I'm considering Basic. The kid in question is my grandson, 13 years old. His parents, aunts and uncles all went to college and majored in basket weaving (i.e., english lit, archeology and art) with the result that they all have low paying jobs. I'm trying to steer him away from that. I want to get him interested in science, engineering or business. Programming seems a good start.
So what's a good textbook for Pascal for a kid that age? [italic]Oh! Pascal![/italic] How much DOS do I need to teach him? Should I teach him Basic instead?
Does anyone have any experience or advise of any sort on teaching programming to a kid?