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The BASIC programming Language is a high-level programming language invented in 1964 by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz at Dartmouth College. It was designed to allow students not in science fields to use computers. At the time, all computer use required writing custom software, which was something only scientists and mathematicians tended to do. The name is an acromyn for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.1 The acronym is tied to the name of an unpublished paper by Thomas Kurtz and has no relation to C. K. Ogden's series titled "Basic English".