Hands up all of you who still remember programming a turtle to draw interesting shapes using that dusty old language Logo. All those of you who are under 25, don’t feel bad if you have no clue what I am talking about.

Cole is reaching the age now (almost 8) where he wants to start learning to program, so I thought I would see if I could find a good starter language for him, and find a classic is exactly what I did.

Logo is a language I have not heard mentioned for many, many years now, but ran across it today. It appears that Logo is still alive and well, and you can find a modern implementation of it here.

It seems that it has a bit of a feature upgrade too since my younger days, with it supporting 3D graphics, networking, multimedia, and events in addition to the famous turtle of yesteryear. It looks like Logo has almost become a real language now.

It runs perfectly in Windows Vista, and I certainly cannot wait to get Cole to try it out.