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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The BBS Wiki is a project to document everything related to BBSes. This is a wiki, so anyone can create or edit a page. So far we have created 172 articles. It's a little lightweight right now, but it has some fairly rare information.
Welcome to the Third Edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls (emeritus) and Graham Sleight (managing). All the more than 17,600 entries are free to read online.
This symbolism dictionary endeavors to provide some possible cultural significances of various symbols, and suggest ways in which those symbols may have been used in context. Most symbols are not code signals, like traffic lights, where red means stop and green means go, but part of a complex language in which green can mean jealousy or fertility or even both, depending on context. It is up to each of us to explore works of art sensitively, and decide for ourselves how the symbols in each work function. This website is offered as an aid in that enriching activity.
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An updated version of the Beyond Cyberpunk hypercard stack from the early 1990's. It's kind of dated (cyberpunk's kind of dated, truth be told), but as a historical resource, or a resource for fiction writers you might find it of interest.
Homepage of the PLA. Fun stuff, here!
Cult of the Dead Cow.
An archive of recordings from the early days of phone phreaking- stuff like conversations recorded off of bridges, tone sequences, war stories, stuff like that.
What if Friedrich Nietzsche wrote Bill Keane's comic strip Family Circus?
A community-built and maintained database of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that includes bibliographic data, community reviews, ISBN numbers of as many editions as people can find (of use to amateur librarians such as myself), and links to anthologies.