[PDF] 10 Print Chr2055rnd1; Goto 10 author Nick Montfort – Kindle or Book

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Download 10 Print Chr2055rnd1; Goto 10 ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ted sources that yields a story about its making its purpose its assumptions and 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. I really wanted to like this book I m a child of the Commodore era and first learned to program on a Pet followed by a Vic 20 and then a Commodore 64I found it largely a work of tedious navel gazing and mental masturbation A mish mash of ideas with no coherent overarching structure or narrative There are a lot of asides on computer and programming history and while I generally enjoying reading that sort of thing somehow they manage to leach some of the pleasure of out of those anecdotes tooMaybe some of this is the result of 10 authors without a strong editor or maybe this is the book they all wanted to produce A much enjoyable and shorter book could have been produced from this material but in this form I would discourage any of my friends from reading this and that s really why I m writing this review life it too short Mandomsprovet yields a story about its making its purpose its assumptions and 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. I really wanted to like this book I m a child of the Commodore era and first learned to program on a Pet followed by a Vic 20 and then a Commodore 64I found it largely a work of tedious navel gazing and mental masturbation A mish mash of ideas with no coherent overarching structure or narrative There are a lot of asides on computer and programming history and while I generally enjoying reading that sort of thing somehow they manage to leach some of the pleasure of out of those anecdotes tooMaybe some of this is the result of 10 authors without a strong editor or maybe this is the book they all wanted to produce A much enjoyable and shorter book could have been produced from this material but in this form I would discourage any of my friends from reading this and that s really why I m writing this review life it too short

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Download 10 Print Chr2055rnd1; Goto 10 ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A single line of code offers a way to understand the cultural context of computingThis 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 t. I ve been reading a lot of Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost books recently since no one can so unapologetically justify 8 bit geek nostalgia like academia can And as a grown man who has a nearly unhealthy love for all things Commodore 64 I had to pick up this book It s a 300 page exercise in deconstruction focusing on a single line of C64 BASIC code the very title of the book that prints a random maze In these details lie ghostly associations with distant and forgotten forms of cultural activity and production whose voices echo from somewhere inside the labyrinth of material history accumulated in a particular technology The book ties the elements of the deconstruction back to well trodden anecdotes and back stories often better covered in other booksA Commodore 64 was very different than an Apple or an Atari 800 Interacting with a computer back in the 80s meant knowing how to exploit many platform specific details Given these machine specifics a given programmatic approach would usually go with the grain of one system but against the grain of another I did enjoy seeing the difficulty of porting the one line BASIC program to the Atari 2600 which by the end provided a revealing comparison that does simply lining up the technical specs of the two systems for side by side comparison Another reader has shown how bloated the Java euivalent of the program could become

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Download 10 Print Chr2055rnd1; Goto 10 ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free He 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 prin. Geeta reviewed it here

  • Hardcover
  • 328
  • 10 Print Chr2055rnd1; Goto 10
  • Nick Montfort
  • English
  • 15 January 2019
  • 9780262018463