2014.5.13【英译中】BASIC语言五十周年:改变世界的计算机编程语言(2)

发表于:2014-05-13 15:36 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

BASIC was a major step toward the development of personal computers. Peggy Kidwell is the Curator of Mathematics at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. She says BASIC was created just as computers became fast enough to perform many commands at the same time. 
BASIC语言是个人计算机发展的重要一步。佩吉·基德韦尔(Peggy Kidwell)是美国史密森国立历史博物馆数学馆馆长。她说,BASIC语言产生于计算机快到可以同时执行多条命令之际。

"Now, that whole notion that anybody could run a computer permeates the whole world. And I would say that is not the immediate legacy of BASIC but it is a part of what was involved in building up on BASIC," said Kidwell.
基德韦尔说,“现在,任何人都可以使用计算机的这种理念扩散到全球。而我要说的是,这不是BASIC语言的直接产物,而是基于BASIC语言所进行的开发的一部分。”

Mr Kurtz and Mr Kemeny released BASIC to the public for free, the computer language quickly became very popular. Mr Kurtz says they hoped the language would solve what they saw as a major upcoming problem. 
库尔兹和凯梅尼向公众免费发布了BASIC语言。这种计算机语言很快就大受欢迎。库尔兹先生说,他们希望这种语言可以解决他们认为即将发生的一个重大问题。

Mr Kurtz says he and Mr Kemeny believed that the computer would become very important in the world. He says most people didn't know anything about computers because they were only used by experts.
库尔兹先生表示,他和凯梅尼先生认为计算机在世界上会变得非常重要。他说,大多数人对计算机毫无所知,是因为只有专家才使用计算机。

The speedy development of computers was followed by many improved versions of BASIC. Over the years, code writers created other easy to use computer languages. 
随着计算机的迅猛发展,出现了多种改进版的BASIC语言。这些年来,代码编写者还创建了其它易用的计算机语言。

Today, few people use BASIC, but personal computers owe their existence to the first programming language that anyone could speak. 
今天很少有人使用BASIC语言,但个人电脑的存在要归功于这种任何人都能使用的首门编程语言。


 

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