Pilot programming language
Old Computers and Moisture don't mix fairly OT
Muggins, here, didn't know about moisture membranes when he had his barn constructed - so didn't think to ask for black plastic to be laid...
My recollection, and it was just based on seeing a few articles in the magazines, was that Pilot was meant for teachers, so they could write programs for children to learn from. This being different from a programming language for the student to learn from, such as BASIC where they'd be writing programs, or Logo which was meant for exploring-hacking via programming (but which got mangled in a lot of schools to be about learning to program).
It's hard to tell for certain, but there seems to be nothing about it in "Computer Lib" though there is an entry in the table of contents for postscript. I don't see anything in "Digital Deli" either. It was a relatively obscure language in hobby circles, and those are the two books I have handy to check that might have had some mention of the language.
I do know that Tim Scully wrote a Pilot and it was published in Dr. Dobbs in the early years. He was doing time for making LSD, though I don't know if he was working with Owsley at the time, nor if he's related to the Grateful Dead's manager at the time, Rock Scully. That one should be easy to dig out, I might even do it tomorrow, since Dr. Dobbs came out in annual volumes fairly early in its life.
I seem to recall a Pilot for the 1802 described in Kilobaud, and it was a very short hex dump.
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