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Happy 50th birthday BASIC! (via: BASIC at Dartmouth)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/05/01

Though a lot of people dislike the language, it survived until today.

So: happy 50th birthday BASIC!

BASIC Begins at Dartmouth

At 4 a.m. on May 1, 1964, in the basement of College Hall, Professor John Kemeny and a student programmer simultaneously typed RUN on neighboring terminals. When they both got back correct answers to their simple programs, time-sharing and BASIC were born.



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