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ISBN-10:
0262018462
ISBN-13:
9780262018463
Pub. Date:
11/16/2012
Publisher:
MIT Press

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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 aa 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262018463
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/16/2012
Series: Software Studies
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

5 Series Foreword ix

10 Introduction 1

15 Rem Variations in Basic 19

20 Mazes 31

25 Rem Ports to other Platforms 51

30 Regularity 63

35 Rem Variations in Processing 105

40 Randomness 119

45 Rem One-Liners 147

50 Basic 157

55 Rem a Port to the Atari VCS 195

60 The Commodore 64 209

65 Rem Maze Walker in Basic 243

70 Conclusion 261

75 End 269

80 Thanks 271

85 Works Cited 275

90 Variants of 10 Print 287

95 About the Authors 295

100 Index 299

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