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Author Topic: Free E-book: 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10  (Read 1009 times)

Josh

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Free E-book: 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:23:32 PM »
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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.

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Needless to say, this is a very good read and gives an insight into early programming and randomization.

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Re: Free E-book: 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 03:32:26 PM »
And the award for "Craziest post title of the day"; has been won by Josh!

Congratulations!  :beerchug:

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Re: Free E-book: 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 03:49:17 PM »
^ I'd say it would go over my head, but nice website too :up:

Screenshot - 2012-12-02 , 22_46_44.pngFree E-book: 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10
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Re: Free E-book: 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 04:26:37 PM »

Heh this is the same one I posted as the "Guest NANY entry" down in spoof land. I'd gotten it from the same news story that this thread comes from, and being a somewhat silly little line of code, is one of the types of things that I created the Spoof-NANY section for in the first place!