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3D Game Programming for Teens, Second Edition by Eric Grebler, Maneesh Sethi

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A Brief History of BASIC

The language of BASIC was first developed in 1964 by J. Kemeny and T. Kurtz at Dartmouth College. It was designed to be a very easy language to understand, translate, and write. It was also meant to be the first step toward writing programs for tougher languages.

In the 1970s, two people, Paul Allen and Bill Gates, decided to develop a BASIC language for the new Altair Personal Computer. The developers of the Altair showed a lot of interest in the BASIC language, and Gates and Allen licensed it.

Bill Gates and Paul Allen put BASIC onto other types of computers. By 1980, BASIC was moved to Atari, Commodore, and Apple computers as well as the Altair. Bill Gates developed an operating system called DOS (Disk Operating System) ...

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