A Visit to id Software


A Visit to id Software from john romero on Vimeo.

If you read Masters of Doom and were left wondering what the feel of that office was really like, this video is perfect. It really does id’s history better justice than at least my imagination could.

If you haven’t read Masters of Doom yet, please give it a try. It is one of the most engaging books I have ever read, and is probably tolerable even if you can’t stand the usual gamer-yakkity-yak.

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Dr. No’s Latest Attempt Bungled Again by Mr. Bond

The New York times has an article up documenting the latest failure in the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il’s attempts at being Doctor No. I can’t help but think that this is terrorism on a global scale by its smallest player*. The North Korean commanders on this mission to avoid irrelevence probably knew it would fail. Failure in this case, is the goal since their objective is to scare. What is scarier to regular people than a failed missile possibly hitting a civilian target.

*Yes, I’m leaving out Luxembourg. They wouldn’t terrorize anyone.

Hoping to Make iPhone Toys as a Full-Time Job

The New York Times has an article up about the “iPhone Gold Rush”. It features iShoot developer Ethan Nicholas, and is pretty well written, go check it out. I’m not quite sure why it is in the fashion section, but at least it has some good sources. Like Ars Technica’s Erica Sadun.