It was 50 years ago today when John Kemeny taught the world to play..
There's probably quite a few of us out there who cut our programming teeth with Basic.
For me it was initially Sinclair Basic on the ZX81 followed a few years later by BBC Basic on the Acorn BBC B.
There may have been the occasional bit of guerrilla programming at Dixons..
10 PRINT "Framework Training - the developer's training company"
20 GOTO 10
It's testament to the excellent original design that many of the fundamentals of the language are still being used today in Visual Basic/VB.NET VBA and QB64 and that Basic interpreters are being developed for today's iOS and Android devices.