hmmm, I started programming in VB
(version 3) it came on two floppy disks! (or was it three).
I liked the fact that I could actualy make things that were fun to use, I like being creative, however I found VB
was very limited and could only be fully utalized for business type applcations.
and I used VBA (VB
for applications) whilst doing my A level IT...
Since then I've used a program call mulitmedia builder (which is by media chance
thats good for creating media applications like CD players and MP players...
I got into VB
6 (and .net later) when I started working for a software company that writes applications in VB
I have to admit VB
is a piss poor language.
I got into C when I went to Uni and learned it, so I learned how to werite terminal applications for windows and Linux, and network applications (clients and sevrers)... I also learned C at uni for embedded devices, (like microchips not PDAs).
PHP was a natural progression from C.
as there are many more libraries available that are much easier to use.
I don'tthink there is any one single route to get into prgramming, or any one single best language (though my favorite happens to be C [not c++])
as far as I can see the best thing to get into prgramming is an editor, a compiler and inspiration...