5 Genre-Defining Games Forgotten by History

An interesting video talking about genre-defining games. I wrote one of them, Alpha Waves, as described in an earlier article. The video author does not seem to like the gameplay of Alpha Waves very much. But some people did love it. Just last year, a computer museum in Nice had Alpha Waves running on an … Continue reading 5 Genre-Defining Games Forgotten by History

Is it worth disputing the title of “first 3D game on a PC” to John Carmack?

Recently, someone posted a comment on "The Dawn of 3D Games" which I suppose disputed the vaguely stated claim that I wrote the first 3D game for a PC. So I felt like I had to reply and give my point of view on exactly why me, myself and I alone consider that Alpha Waves was … Continue reading Is it worth disputing the title of “first 3D game on a PC” to John Carmack?

Steve Jobs forgot how hard it was to create a company

The following video shows Steve Jobs as an entrepreneur, starting over with NeXT. To me, it's reassuring to see that the Great Steve Jobs himself sometimes found the task overwhelming, despite having $7M (1990's dollars) in the bank. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOlqqriBvUM] If you only have 10 seconds, look at 13:18 into the video. Steve Jobs says: I … Continue reading Steve Jobs forgot how hard it was to create a company

The Singularity has already happened…

IEEE Spectrum has a special report about the Singularity, that point in our future where predictions fall apart because major technical changes make any extrapolation we may make based on today's trends essentially obsolete. Even the New-York Times has an article, entitled The Future Is Now? Pretty Soon, at Least, which quickly brushes up some … Continue reading The Singularity has already happened…