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10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 Hardcover – Nov 16 2012


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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (Nov. 16 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780819426529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0819426529
  • ASIN: 0262018462
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 748 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #737,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"10 PRINT CHR$ (205.5 + RND (1)); GOTO 10, a new book collaboratively written by 10 authors, takes a single line of code -- inscribed in the book's mouthful of a title -- and explodes it. That one line, a seemingly clumsy scrap of BASIC, generates a fascinatingly complicated maze on a Commodore 64.... Though 10 PRINT CHR$ (205.5 + RND (1)); GOTO 10 is occasionally whiplash-inducing in its headlong rush through history, the connections it makes over 294 pages are inspired. One of the most compelling sections of the book discusses the cultural history of mazes, relating 10 PRINT's maze back to the labyrinth of Knossos, where, according to the great Greek myth, Theseus waged battle with the terrifying Minotaur."--Geeta Dayal, "Slate"

10 PRINT CHR$ (205.5 + RND (1)); GOTO 10, a new book collaboratively written by 10 authors, takes a single line of code -- inscribed in the book's mouthful of a title -- and explodes it. That one line, a seemingly clumsy scrap of BASIC, generates a fascinatingly complicated maze on a Commodore 64.... Though 10 PRINT CHR$ (205.5 + RND (1)); GOTO 10 is occasionally whiplash-inducing in its headlong rush through history, the connections it makes over 294 pages are inspired. One of the most compelling sections of the book discusses the cultural history of mazes, relating 10 PRINT's maze back to the labyrinth of Knossos, where, according to the great Greek myth, Theseus waged battle with the terrifying Minotaur.--Geeta Dayal, "Slate"

"10 PRINT CHR$ (205.5 + RND (1)); GOTO 10," a new book collaboratively written by 10 authors, takes a single line of code -- inscribed in the book's mouthful of a title -- and explodes it. That one line, a seemingly clumsy scrap of BASIC, generates a fascinatingly complicated maze on a Commodore 64.... Though "10 PRINT CHR$ (205.5 + RND (1)); GOTO 10" is occasionally whiplash-inducing in its headlong rush through history, the connections it makes over 294 pages are inspired. One of the most compelling sections of the book discusses the cultural history of mazes, relating 10 PRINT's maze back to the labyrinth of Knossos, where, according to the great Greek myth, Theseus waged battle with the terrifying Minotaur.--Geeta Dayal, "Slate"

About the Author

Nick Montfort is Professor of Digital Media at MIT. He is the author of Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction and Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities; the coauthor of Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System and 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10; and the coeditor of The New Media Reader (all published by the MIT Press).


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