I first met BASIC in the early 1980s when our new family Commodore 64 came with Introduction to BASIC, Part I. Wow – a machine that I could talk to, that would respond, and that loved logic as much as I did! I was truly hooked, and when the Internet arrived in the early 1990s, I took one look at HTML, and knew that I was born to be a Webmaster . The rest is history. Thanks BASIC!
As part of the anniversary celebration, Dartmouth officials are asking individuals to reminisce about their experiences with Basic in an online guestbook. The memories shared so far speak both to the language’s humble beginnings in the basement of an austere college building and to the careers that it helped inspire.