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BASIC is an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. The language’s philosophy was to make programming available to everyone. People with backgrounds other than science or mathematics could start to write simple programs quickly. Originally for mainframes, BASIC was adopted for use on personal computers.
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    • Essentials 

    • Other American inventions 

    • Origin 

    • Spread on minicomputers 

    • Explosive growth: the home computer era 

    • IBM PC and compatibles 

    • Visual Basic 

    • Basic4X (B4X) 

    • Post-1990 versions and dialects 

    • Calculators 

    • Windows command line 

    • Other 

    • Nostalgia 

    • Syntax 

    • Standards