Wild RomanceA Tale of Digital Passion
prologuepre-1981 computers were for technicianspost-1990 computers were for professionalsbut in the 1980s they belonged to...
i. in the beginning
colourful graphics
low-fi sound
cheap offline storage
system in ROM
booted into BASIC
ii. words & pictures
Elric sent his mind into twisting tunnels of logic, acrossendless plains of ideas, through mountains of symbolism and endl...
I love BASIC
simple but powerful
looks a bit like English
easy to think about
not an operating system
but fakes it well
easy to think about
iii. let’s get serious
iii. hackers & gamers
iv. teach the children
v. hackety hack hack
vi. a slice of raspberrypi
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
Wild Romance: A Tale of Digital Passion
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A visual exploration of my history as a hacker, mostly focusing on systems I've owned and how girls and boys of all ages can lose themselves in digital pursuits

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    1. 1. Wild RomanceA Tale of Digital Passion
    2. 2. prologuepre-1981 computers were for technicianspost-1990 computers were for professionalsbut in the 1980s they belonged to children
    3. 3. i. in the beginning
    4. 4. colourful graphics
    5. 5. low-fi sound
    6. 6. cheap offline storage
    7. 7. system in ROM
    8. 8. booted into BASIC
    9. 9. ii. words & pictures
    10. 10. Elric sent his mind into twisting tunnels of logic, acrossendless plains of ideas, through mountains of symbolism and endless universes of alternate truths; he sent hismind out further and further and as it went he sent with it the words [...] words that few of his contemporaries would understand... - Elric of Melniboné, Michael Moorcock
    11. 11. I love BASIC
    12. 12. simple but powerful
    13. 13. looks a bit like English
    14. 14. easy to think about
    15. 15. not an operating system
    16. 16. but fakes it well
    17. 17. easy to think about
    18. 18. iii. let’s get serious
    19. 19. iii. hackers & gamers
    20. 20. iv. teach the children
    21. 21. v. hackety hack hack
    22. 22. vi. a slice of raspberrypi

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