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Fifty Years of Basic, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

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John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz, Dartmouth

Early in BASIC's history, its creators, John Kemeny (left) and Thomas Kurtz (center) go over a program with a Dartmouth student.

Credit: Adrian N. Bouchard/Dartmouth University

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it's a shame more people don't learn to do it.

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