10 Print Chr$(205.5+rnd(1)); : Goto 10

November 16, 2012|
10 Print Chr$(205.5+rnd(1)); : Goto 10 by Nick Montfort
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This book takes a single line of code -- the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title -- and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. The authors of this collaboratively written book treat code not as merely functional but as a text -- in the case of 10 PRINT, a text that appeared in many different printed sources -- that yields a story about its making, its purpose, its assumptions, and more. They consider randomness and regularity in computing and art, the maze in culture, the popular BASIC programming language, and the highly influential Commodore 64 computer.

Nick Montfort is Associate Professor of Digital Media at MIT and the coauthor of Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System (MIT Press, 2009). Patsy Baudoin is Digital Humanities, Media and Film Studies, and Women''s & Gender Studies Librarian at MIT. John Bell is Assistant Professor of Innovative Communication Design at the Uni...
Title:10 Print Chr$(205.5+rnd(1)); : Goto 10
Product dimensions:328 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.69 in
Shipping dimensions:328 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.69 in
Published:November 16, 2012
Publisher:The MIT Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262018463

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