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BASIC 50 years old

BASIC 50 Years Old

Celebrating 50 years of BASIC! Celebrating 50 years of BASIC! BASIC  50 years old?  Wow!  Lets say that again, BASIC 50 years old!  I cant quite actually believe it. For anyone of my generation, who works in IT, they pretty much will have used BASIC at some point, either at school, or at work.  I loved it, even at the age of 8 years old, I wrote my first BASIC program called Hello Daddy on my Dad’s Tandy 1000.  I bet he doesn’t remember. For people of my sister-in-laws age BASIC was a simple powerful programming language.  BASIC stands for Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code and you can read more over at wikipedia. It was a simple program: 10 PRINT “HELLO DADDY” 20 GOTO 10 I still remember doing it today.  Shortly after that he banned me from his computer as I discovered the FORMAT C: command and promptly wiped out […]

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