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In order to avoid the passive voice, to add details, and clarify that BASIC is no longer the principal programming language used on microcomputers, here is a suggested edit for the citation:
Professors John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz at Dartmouth College designed the Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (BASIC) programming language between 1963 and 1964. BASIC's simplicity, and wide acceptance of enhanced versions, made it useful in fields beyond science and mathematics –- an early instance of “accessible computing.” From the mid-1970s until the 1980s, BASIC was the principal programming language used on early microcomputers.