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May 1: First BASIC Program Written

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Jeffrey Powers

Madison, WI

Description: For the Tech History Geek in all of us

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May 1: First BASIC Program Written

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1964- John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz run the first BASIC program at 4 AM in Darthmouth. The duo used a General Electric 225 mainframe computer and ran a simple compiler program. Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for May 1 AMD is founded Tamagotchi is released in the US Lenovo takes over IBM desktop and notebook divisions for $655 million in cash and $600 million in stock. Related articles April 29: Google Files IPO (dayintechhistory.com) Tamagotchi ♥ (withsummerlove.com) NASA retires its last IBM Z9 mainframe (slashgear.com) Twitter announces Osama Bin Laden's death hours before the official announcement by President Barack Obama
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