A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
How Those Crackers Became Us Demosceners

Julkaisun tekijät: Markku Reunanen
Kustantaja: Filmiverkko ry
Julkaisuvuosi: 2014
Journal: Wider Screen
Julkaisunumero: 1–2


Numerous authors ranging from hobbyists to researchers have tried to explain the roots of the demoscene in their texts. Most often such histories have been brief and almost identical to each other: first appeared crackers with their crack intros, which then evolved into the demoscene during the late 1980s. In this article, I shall reiterate the canonical story and offer new perspectives to the events that led to the purported separation of the two communities. I approach the topic by looking at it from three different angles: first by dissecting the canonical story, then through the recollections of early hobbyists, and finally by comparing the two to the discussions found in contemporary texts. Based on the findings, the divergence between the two scenes was the outcome of a number of parallel developments, and was neither as clear-cut nor rapid as often portrayed.

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