Altair BASIC Interpreter Source Tape

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Date Introduced
1975
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1 in x 1 13/16 in x 1 13/16 in
Manufacturer
Gates, Bill Jr.
Credit Line
Gift of Bill Gates, Jr.
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Gates, Bill; Allen, Paul; Software; Computer language; Homebrew
Object ID
102631998

Paul Allen finished his BASIC program while flying to Albuquerque with Bill Gates to demonstrate it to MITS’ Ed Roberts. Microsoft later created interpreters for many other languages and processors, though BASIC remained its most valuable product into the early 1980s.