To celebrate the 50th anniversary of BASIC, Steve Wozniak has written some memories about his first experiences with this popular language—and how he created his own BASIC from scratch for the Apple I and Apple II computers. An incredible feat. Enjoy!—JD
Computer coding ability has gotten especially hip recently. People who can't code revere it as 21st century sorcery, while those who do it professionally are often driven to fits by it. And it was 50 years ago today, two Dartmouth professors debuted a coding language designed to be easy enough for anyone to use. The…
If you recall, the adorably simple, no-nonsense John's Phone only makes phone calls. There's no texting, no music, and no color LCD. It's address book is a pen and paper attached to the back. Here's a video of it being unboxed.