10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) by Nick Montfort,Patsy Baudoin,John Bell,Ian Bogost,Jeremy

By Nick Montfort,Patsy Baudoin,John Bell,Ian Bogost,Jeremy Douglass,Mark C. Marino,Michael Mateas,Casey Reas,Mark Sample,Noah Vawter

This ebook takes a unmarried line of code -- the tremendous concise simple software for the Commodore sixty four inscribed within the identify -- and makes use of it as a lens during which to contemplate the phenomenon of inventive computing and how computing device courses exist in tradition. The authors of this collaboratively written booklet deal with code now not as purely sensible yet as a textual content -- in relation to 10 PRINT, a textual content that seemed in lots of varied published assets -- that yields a narrative approximately its making, its function, its assumptions, and extra. they think about randomness and regularity in computing and paintings, the maze in tradition, the preferred easy programming language, and the hugely influential Commodore sixty four computer.

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