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Woz reminisces on creating BASIC for original Apple



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Steve Wozniak has piece in Gizmodo where we recounts writing BASIC for the original Apple. Woz says he first got the idea when he tried to port his Breakout for Atari. The Atari version was written in machine language to be run directly by the hardware. He wondered if he could do the same using BASIC.

I called Steve Jobs over to my apartment to see what I'd done. I demonstrated to him how easily and instantly your could change things like the color of the bricks. Most importantly, in one-half hour I had tried more variations of this game than I could have done in hardware over 10 years. Steve and I both realized how important it was going to be now that animated (arcade style) games could be software. More than that, being in BASIC meant that anyone of any age could program it.


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