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BASIC Computer Language Turns 40 1042

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the everybody's-training-wheels dept.
5 REM nam37 codes
10 PRINT "In 1963 two Dartmouth College math professors had a radical"
20 PRINT "idea - create a computer language muscular enough to harness"
30 PRINT "the power of the period's computers, yet simple enough that even"
40 PRINT "the school's janitors could use it."
50 END
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BASIC Computer Language Turns 40

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