Did You Know Who Invented BASIC!?

John and Jennifer KemenyWow. Learn something new every day.

a) BASIC just turned 50 years old four days ago.

b) You know who invented BASIC? John G. Kemeny, student of Alonzo Church, and the guy who’s credited with first defining the now-standard notion of truth in a model!

(Kemeny was apparently also a great president at Dartmouth, opening the college to women students and championing women faculty.)

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