//@lndgrn | glitchy 10 PRINT

GOTO chris lindgren || PhD student in Writing Studies, University of Minnesota

Click on the blue screen to see a new iteration.

the book: 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1 )); : GOTO 10¹
my review: Enculturation.net
the processing code

When this code is executed, the images rendered on the screen will vary from machine to machine. The assemblage of machine(s) and software(s) interpret the glitchy text, which is stored within the String array, ten[]. The draw() function loops through the code, pseudorandomly selecting one of the following string literals: String[]ten={ "╱","╲","▔","▁","◝ّّّّّّّّّّ̛̖͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͇͇͇͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͈͉͉͉͉͉͉͉͉͉͉̓̄̅͛͛͛̚" };.

Depending on the assemblage of hardware and software, it may render long, vertical, text-based lines, streaming down the canvas (Fig. 1), or long, horizontal, text-based lines across the screen (Fig. 2), or such an assemblage may be unable to render the abnormal text—even still in variety of ways (Figs. 3 and 4).

╱╱╲╲ "Porting, "an act of translation and adaptation... reveals what in a program is particular to its source context" (p. 61).
╱╱╲╲ “the ethos of adaptation will vary from project to project and programmer to programmer” (p. 52).




glitchy 10 PRINT operating in Ubuntu 
                  12.04 OS
Figure 1. Ubuntu 12.04 in Firefox on Sys76 laptop
glitchy 10 PRINT operating in iPhone 
                  iOS6
Figure 2. Apple iOS6 in Safari on iPhone 3GS
glitchy 10 PRINT operating in Android 
                  Ice Cream Sandwich OS
Figure 3. Android OS in Dolphin on Aura Design tablet
glitchy 10 PRINT operating in 
                  Kindle Fire's Skitch screen capture app
Figure 4. Kindle Fire in Skitch screen capture app
glitchy 10 PRINT source code rendered 
                  in Github's file viewer window
Figure 5. The .pde source code rendered in Github's file viewer window in Firefox.
glitchy 10 PRINT operating in 
                  Kindle Fire's Skitch screen capture app
Figure 6. The .pde source code rendered in Firefox.

footnote partition
¹ Montfort, N., P. Baudoin, J. Bell, I. Bogost, J. Douglass, M.C. Marino, M. Mateas, C. Raes, M. Sample, & N. Vawter. (2012). 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.