Made by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz in 1964
Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
A family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages
Designed for ease of use
This interpreted language developed during the 60’s became very popular along with early personal computers. In fact, a version was developed by college student Bill Gates and became Microsoft’s first product.
Predecessor for many languages
Used to teach students about programming concepts.