Celebrating BASIC’s 50th Anniversary

basic-breakoutOver 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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