Milestone-Proposal talk:BASIC

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In order to avoid the passive voice, and for clarity, here is a suggested edit for the citation:

Professors John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz at Dartmouth College designed the BASIC programming language between 1963 and 1964. BASIC's simplicity made it useful in fields beyond science and mathematics –- an early instance of “accessible computing.” Enhanced versions of BASIC were widely accepted, and Kemeny and Kurtz made the compiler available free of charge, which was not common for the time. During the mid-1970s and 1980s, BASIC became the principal programming language used by early microcomputers.