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Half a century of BASIC

RemObjects Blogs – BASIC turned 53 earlier this month, and it got me thinking: For many computer users of a certain age, BASIC was the first foray into programming - and using it was a veritable rite of passage for the first generation of personal computer owners. Is there still a place today for a programming language for non-programmers? BASIC's Beginnings BASIC - an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code - was initially developed as a teaching tool for undergraduates studying at Dartmouth College. John George Kemeny and Tom Kurtz intended BASIC as a computer language for non-engineers ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Peter Cohen @ 2018-05-18 14:01


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