If C is so evil why is it so successful?

Rich Alderson RichA at livingcomputers.org
Thu Apr 13 14:30:26 CDT 2017

From: allison
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:18 PM

> BASIC, why is that the most universal language implemented on nearly every
> micro and many other systems.

Because it was the language offered on the GEIS timesharing system when a
private boys' school in Seattle decided to teach programming in 1969?  And
on the systems at HP where a young technician was working in 1975?

It's pretty much all down to my boss and his friend, and that guy from the
Bay Area.


Rich Alderson
Vintage Computing Sr. Systems Engineer
Living Computers: Museum + Labs
2245 1st Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134

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