Going Full Pascal
A nice life story from Rands.
For me, Pascal was high school, and I would have loved it if I could have written Pascal in college. I bet it would have changed my life, because I would have rolled in with confidence on the language, and I do better in situations like that. But no, the first computer science course was in Java, which I barely scraped through, and the second was in Assembly and I bombed it. I avoided computer science classes after that, just doing general studies stuff, until I ultimately switched majors 4 years in.