Programming Windows: BASIC Inventors Take on Gates, Microsoft (Premium)


As noted in Programming Windows: Microsoft Basic (Premium), the BASIC programming language was created in 1964 by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz, two educators at Dartmouth College who wanted a programming language that was simple enough for non-engineers and scientists to use. Then, over a decade later, Bill Gates and Paul Allen developed a BASIC implementation for the MITS Altair and cofounded Microsoft to sell that product.

[caption id="attachment_210833" align="alignnone" width="600"] The original version of Microsoft BASIC[/caption]

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