Paul Allen and Bill Gates

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Date
1978 ca.
Credit Line
Courtesy of the Microsoft Corporate Archive
Copyright Owner
© Microsoft Corporation
Location
United States
Keywords
Homebrew; BASIC (Computer program language); Allen, Paul; Gates, Bill
Object ID
500004390

Allen and Gates had no access to an Altair when they wrote their BASIC programming language interpreter for it. They debugged the program on a DEC PDP-10 timesharing computer using a simulator of the Intel 8008 microprocessor that Allen had written.