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Meet Jon Wiley, Google Search's Lead For User Experience, Humor, And Easter Eggs

www.fastcompany.com
Want to understand your users? Take an acting class, says Wiley, who, among other important tasks, is responsible for hiding Blade Runner and Zork references in Google products. Jon Wiley leads the User Experience Team for Google Search. The fact that you're probably puzzled by that job description--isn't there...
Meet Jon Wiley, Google Search's Lead For User Experience, Humor, And Easter Eggs
An interview with Infocom's Dave Lebling as a text adventure game

The absolute and inarguable beauty of video games

www.guardian.co.uk
This week another critic has examined MoMA's decision to exhibit games as 'art' in its gallery. But while Brian Moriarty has a point, it is a point I don't think we should worry too much aboutAnd here we are again, the familiar argument, repackaged and re-worked: games are not art...
The absolute and inarguable beauty of video games
This 1983 Radio Shack catalog is a peek into computing's past

The Retina MacBook Pro and Apple as Innovator

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When I was growing up, I didn’t have a television. I read books instead. A lot of books. But I never felt left out of TV, because as I read, the book would disappear and the pictures would come alive in my mind in full living color. Eventually, I would...
The Retina MacBook Pro and Apple as Innovator

Creators of Zork to accept Pioneer Award at DICE Summit, hide WIRED interview behind new text adventure

www.engadget.com
If you've ever been eaten by a grue, you can blame Dave Lebing, Marc Blank and and a small team of their friends -- Zork, and the notoriously frustrating text adventure game genre that followed is all their fault. The games were challenging, but they were also the most...
Creators of Zork to accept Pioneer Award at DICE Summit, hide WIRED interview behind new text adventure

Lucy Prebble's 10 favourite games - in pictures

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Ever since she first played the rudimentary, text-based Zork as a girl, the playwright has had a passion for computer gamesLucy Prebble...
Lucy Prebble's 10 favourite games - in pictures
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