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logoJohn Kemeny's idea in designing BASIC was to create a language that enabled anyone to sit down at a computer terminal and start programming. For many people at Dartmouth and beyond, it quickly became the first—or even the only—programming language they learned. Do you wistfully recall writing an infinite loop to fill the screen with your name? Do you still have a treasured copy of Creative Computing's BASIC Computer Games with the code for Hangman and Star Trek? Share your memories of how BASIC touched your life here. 

If you need a refresher, check out Tom Kurtz's cheat sheet of BASIC commands or the original 1964 First BASIC Instruction Manual (550 kb PDF).

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Last Updated: 4/15/14