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Celebrating BASIC's 50th Anniversary

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basic breakout Celebrating BASICs 50th AnniversaryOver at Tech­nol­o­gizer, Harry McCracken has written a great piece about the creation and evolu­tion of the program­ming language BASIC. For people like me who were intro­duced to computers back in the early 80s this is a wonderful trip down memory lane.

Admit­tedly over the years I went on to learn much more sophis­ti­cated languages and program­ming tech­niques that BASIC would never support, but still my interest in computers and program­ming really wouldn't exist at all without BASIC.

Like McCracken I also think the lack of a simple language like BASIC front and center on modern computers is bad thing.

Source: Tech­nol­o­gizer

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