Anyone who puts buttons on clothes for kids under 3 deserves a slap and reeducation in the magic of snaps and zippers.
Kinda really impressed that already in 1967 they had the “people time is more precious than computer time” mindset. Forward looking. I associate that with the 90s and the rise of Perl/Python/Ruby, not the 70s!
I wonder if JS’s decision to just support floating point numbers was for the same reason.
BASIC only had doubles cause a number should just be a number darn it. And didn’t require any spaces at first, because some people suck at typing, and why should the computer be judgey about that?