Happy 50th Birthday to BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

May 12, 2014 at 8:58 am 2 comments

A really fun article, with videos of lots of classic Basic systems running.

Kemeny believed that these electronic brains would play an increasingly important role in everyday life, and that everyone at Dartmouth should be introduced to them. “Our vision was that every student on campus should have access to a computer, and any faculty member should be able to use a computer in the classroom whenever appropriate,” he said in a 1991 video interview. “It was as simple as that.”

via Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal | TIME.com.

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  • 1. mgozaydin  |  May 12, 2014 at 9:18 am

    In 1965 I taught basic language to HP engineers in Palo Alto from General Electric Time Sharing computers terminals .
    Amazing now HP is a giant in computer business .

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  • 2. Anuncios gratis  |  May 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Happy birthday BASIC, My first programming language

    Reply

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