I haven't written a lick of BASIC in years, now. But because 2014 marks its 50th anniversary, I simply have to tip my hat to the language that introduced me to programming back when I was a kid.
According to the wikipedia article for Dartmouth BASIC, May 1, 1964 is recorded as the date when Kemeny and McGeachie successfully fired off their first BASIC command. As for me, I didn't successfully fire off my first BASIC command until almost twenty years later. I was