GDC 2012

Holy crap. It’s GDC again. How did this sneak up on me? I am even less prepared than usual. Luckily, I got the largest/worst of my work obligations out of the way last night, so the rest of this week can be spent running myself ragged the fun way, with lots of dashing between conference [...]

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Links for March 5, 2012

  • Macintosh Stories: MacPaint Gallery
    ‘Susan kept a notebook of many of the MacPaint documents that she created as the Mac team struggled to finish the Macintosh throughout 1983. They provide an interesting glimpse of the daily life of the Mac team during that period.’
  • The Macpaint Gallery
    ‘A historical gallery and contemporary directory of artwork produced using Macpaint.’
  • The Freedom, and Perils, of Living Alone –
    ‘In a sense, living alone represents the self let loose. In the absence of what Mr. Klinenberg calls “surveilling eyes,” the solo dweller is free to indulge his or her odder habits — what is sometimes referred to as Secret Single Behavior. Feel like standing naked in your kitchen at 2 a.m., eating peanut butter from the jar? Who’s to know?’
  • Steve Kordek, Innovator of Pinball Game, Dies at 100 –
    ‘Steve Kordek, who revolutionized the game of pinball in the 1940s by designing what became the standard two-flipper machine found in bars and penny arcades around the world, died on Sunday at a hospice in Park Ridge, Ill. He was 100.’
  • Star Wars: Machete Order
    ‘How can you ensure that a viewing keeps the Vader reveal a surprise, while introducing young Anakin before the end of Return of the Jedi? Simple, watch them in this order: IV, V, I, II, III, VI.’