Happy Birthday BASIC

The first version of BASIC came to be on this day in 1964.  Time magazine did an excellent article about the history BASIC a few years ago.

I still have vivid memories of coding my first dungeon crawling game in GW-BASIC when I was thirteen.  I have been coding in one fashion or another for more than 25 years now.  And that experience has served me and my career very well.  I wouldn’t be nearly as good at problem solving without it.