Feigning normality since 1973
KITT was programmed in BASIC
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I was watching a Knight Rider episode ("Knight of the Drones", to be precise), and as the following screen grabs will demonstrate, it provides proof that KITT is programmed in BASIC:
It prints out the sin, cos and tan of 30 random number between 0 and 9, then what looks like entries from Paramount picture's phone book (Mimi Soudan and C Gibson who were listed I found mentioned on this page. Other distinctive names from the list: John Sitcom (inventer of the sitcom??), Deke Miller, David Cazarus, Bill Busak, Chris Alsip, Dave Devlin.
Then after that there's what looks like the start of a news story: "What the heck? The jury decision to deny Mayor Smith his choice of-". The Mayor of LA (where the episode was filmed) in the 80s was Thomas Bradley, so what this was in reference to is a mystery...
Posted January 28, 2007 5:38 PM
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