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Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy a Defense of the Unconventional Hero

Hackers heroes of the computer revolution

The New York Times called it “A remarkable collection of characters…courageously exploring mindspace, an innerworld where nobody had ever been before,” and they’re right. The book, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy is as great a story as the real-life characters and their accomplishments that adorn the book.

Names you’ve heard like Wozniak and Gates, and those you haven’t like Felsenstein, Greenblatt, and Gosper are among the many mentioned.

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Retro Gaming Revisited

Lemmings Retro Gaming Revisited Review

Lemmings marched blindly into a Wonderful Gaming Legacy

Before mindless games like Candy Crush and Angry Birds and before you could control Pikmin as pawns, there was a mindless game with over 100 levels called Lemmings. It was developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1991 for the Amiga before being ported over to many other platforms of the day.

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Random fandoms collide comfortably at Philly Non-Sports Card Show

Non-Sport Cards Show

This past weekend, I attended the 60th Philly Non-Sports Card Show in Allentown, Pa. This isn’t the first time I’ve been there, but every time I go I’m amazed at how much of that industry still exists.

I grew up with movie cards, sports cards, and collectible card games. Sure, I stopped collecting sports cards and I don’t collect Magic: The Gathering cards like I used to, but that obviously doesn’t mean everyone else kept up with their hobbies.

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The Greatest Geek Weekend in a while

Tales of Symphonia Dawn of a New World Emil

This past weekend I had the joy of doing one thing all geeks love to do. I played a video game. Yep. That’s it. I made it through the first 5 Chapters of Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of a New World. It wasn’t just that though. There was more to it. The things that happened this weekend just added to the excitement.

This weekend, while procrastinators thought out their tax strategies, I was lounging on the couch leveling my characters and basking in the glow of my Wii.

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