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The story of demos starts in 1950.

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Oh boy.
added on the 2021-07-24 22:26:35 by spike spike
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To me it's kind of boring to have a group of near genetic clones decide what is a demo and what is not.


But those "near genetic clones" are literally the only people with an interest in what is and isn't a demo, so why shouldn't they?

Declaring that any bit of creative non-interactive realtime graphics made on a computer is a demo - regardless of the cultural intent - would be like the cross-stitching scene declaring that any design made by arranging colours on a square grid is a cross-stitch pattern.

Mario? Cross-stitch pattern. Second Reality? Lots of great cross-stitch patterns in that.
added on the 2021-07-24 23:03:48 by gasman gasman
"the invention of tradition"
added on the 2021-07-24 23:22:56 by havamal havamal
I think I will use a simple rule along the lines of "it's a demo/part of the demoscene if the authors says so" because I don't see who else than the authors would be entitled to decide?
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To me it's kind of boring to have a group of near genetic clones decide what is a demo and what is not.


But those "near genetic clones" are literally the only people with an interest in what is and isn't a demo, so why shouldn't they?


I'm in a better mood today so perhaps I should rephrase that :)

Most of the time you're 100% right when it comes to the average Spectrum or C64 demo. Sometimes there's new ground covered and that seems to stir up interest in other spheres, like with the first Wonderswan demo or the C64 Super-Mario port.

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Declaring that any bit of creative non-interactive realtime graphics made on a computer is a demo - regardless of the cultural intent - would be like the cross-stitching scene declaring that any design made by arranging colours on a square grid is a cross-stitch pattern.

Mario? Cross-stitch pattern. Second Reality? Lots of great cross-stitch patterns in that.


I didn't declare all of them a demo and I'm not sure I think it's a fitting analogy :) I withhold that I think the PDP-1 demo on page 1 is indeed a demo though, even if Farbrausch wasn't born yet. On for instance hackaday.com people do all sorts of weird stuff with tech that wasn't intended by their manufacturers, some of that may qualify as demo-like. Should they be on Pouët? Probably not :)
added on the 2021-07-25 17:12:00 by El Topo El Topo
what Spike said.

And oh, for the Record, i think it was the hungarians who invented procedural graphics 1922/1923 -> LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGÝ
added on the 2021-07-27 13:29:37 by pro pro
if we swing this the other way, at least Tim Sweeney and the gang still make demos that challenges modern day computers! unlike the rotate-a-hypnoglow-cube-club here!
added on the 2021-07-27 13:37:49 by havamal havamal
"The story of demos starts with a smile." - Colgate
added on the 2021-07-27 17:47:48 by marsulpi marsulpi
wasn't it 1911 or so?
added on the 2021-07-28 00:35:02 by evills evills
The Whirlwind was arguably the first ever digital computer capable of graphics. Of course someone wrote a demo.
added on the 2021-07-31 17:51:43 by tomcatmwi tomcatmwi

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