Here are my ideas about the BASIC programming language. My company recently released a new version of BASIC for web programming called Run BASIC, so I have a lot to blog about.
Carl Gundel, author of Liberty BASIC
Here's an interesting example of the perfect use for BASIC. If you're into laser tag and programming this may be your ticket. It's cool that the makers of this device decided to write the config tool in Liberty BASIC, and that they make the code available so the average Joe can customize it. That's in the spirit of BASIC. Programming for the non-programmer.
What's great about BASIC and languages like it is that you don't have a write a lot of code that has nothing to do with what you're trying to create (like Java for example). It should be really easy to throw together a little code and play with graphics. Programming should be fun, not a burden.
Here is a thread that shows how to draw fractals in less than a page of BASIC.
Here's a neat example of BASIC programming which plots earthquake data graphically. What's cool about this is that it demonstrates graphics, interfacing with VBScript, and getting information off the Internet. Add to this that it's not a large program.
Over at the Liberty BASIC forum on Conforums they've announced a programmer of the month for September. Chung, a prolific Liberty BASIC programmer has created an OpenGL flight simulator in Liberty BASIC. Very, very nice!