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Demoscene mentioned in the book "Core Memory"

category: general [glöplog]
There's a book called "Core Memory" that depicts some remarkable historical computers along with a (very) short text about each:
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This is nothing remarkable in itself (to be honest, the book is quite lame :), but on the page about the C64, the demoscene is mentioned -- in one full paragraph out of three. I think that's quite remarkable for a USA-made book about computers.

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(Please excuse the bad quality of the images. I couldn't scan the book, so I photographed it.)
added on the 2007-06-18 19:27:51 by KeyJ KeyJ
added on the 2007-06-18 19:41:31 by doomdoom doomdoom
the author also makes it sounds like the demoscene is something of the past... a.k.a it's dead.
added on the 2007-06-18 19:47:20 by bzz bzz
but it is..
added on the 2007-06-18 19:47:50 by shadez shadez
hasn't it always been in America ? ;)
added on the 2007-06-18 20:37:14 by Zest Zest
"scenester" kinda sounds like the web2.0 version of a demoscener.
added on the 2007-06-18 23:14:44 by Gargaj Gargaj
"scenester" kinda sounds like a bad word for somebody present at [melan's] scenest [9x]...
added on the 2007-06-18 23:24:26 by blala blala
Scenester sounds mainstream compatible.

(Demoscener -> indymedia.. ;) )
added on the 2007-06-18 23:25:57 by Stelthzje Stelthzje

Gaffer had some Scenester web project going on for a little while, never took off tho. Didn't help that I had no clue what it was about. :)

Anyway, I hope this Core Memory book isn't just a ripoff of Digital Retro.
added on the 2007-06-19 01:33:13 by phoenix phoenix
Scemester, a sort of reference to sinister? Doesn't really make sense, but it's my best shot.
added on the 2007-06-19 02:17:23 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
"scenester" kinda sounds like the web2.0 version of a demoscener.

scenester WAS the web 2.0 of a demoscener.

What phoenix said. gaffer was onto making some kind of IM client integrated with scene.org DB in one standalone client. Since he was Australian nobody gave a damn, being gay didn't help either.

I think he wrote some articles about his vaporware in adok,ep&co's "diskmag".
added on the 2007-06-19 02:40:23 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
These hip NY faggots wearing unwashed Nudie jeans and thick rimmed glasses, working on their Macbooks while sipping frappachino's and laté's and listening to Blocparty and Midlake all day are 'scenesters'.
added on the 2007-06-19 09:29:10 by okkie okkie
Gargaj: sorry but that would be Scenestr ;)
added on the 2007-06-19 09:34:11 by p01 p01
phoenix: No, it's more of a picture book (90% photos, 10% text) and it mostly covers much older hardware, starting with the Z3 and ENIAC (in this order, which is again remarkable for an american book). There are only very few home or personal computers mentioned (Apple I and II, C64, Compaq Portable and Apple Macintosh, IIRC).
added on the 2007-06-19 09:39:58 by KeyJ KeyJ
keyj: well, i have a copy of digital retro, and it's mostly pictures as well (mostly straight top/front/side views).. but i believe it was originally made in the uk (as nearly every uk computer seems to be covered). it starts with the altair and goes up to the late 80s, focusing mostly on the 1978-1984 era.
added on the 2007-06-19 13:34:16 by phoenix phoenix

What phoenix said. gaffer was onto making some kind of IM client integrated with scene.org DB in one standalone client.

Yep, it was supposed to be a napster clone for the demoscene, hence the name "scenester".
added on the 2007-06-19 19:53:19 by sparcus sparcus
and knowing Gaffer it would secretly scavenge your HD for gayporn and send it to his place!
added on the 2007-06-19 21:33:15 by maali maali


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