- Apparently critics declaring that Nintendo is doomed has been a recurring thing since the very beginning, as this 1990 write-up demonstrates:
The Game Boy — Nintendo’s plunge into the hand-held video game market — timed to make a splash last Christmas, made only a ripple. Supplies of the game, widely expected to be snatched off the shelves by December, held up just fine.
The Power Pad — a plastic mat that turns your Nintendo into an electronic aerobics machine — has faltered for lack of supporting software. Other attachments, such as Mattel’s super-sophisticated Power Glove, are going begging.
- The origin of subtitling in anime and how it tied into the early days of PC games.
- In 1968, a man named Douglas Engelbart demonstrated a computer of tomorrow, which featured a graphical display that used a mouse to resize windows and manipulate text, plus video conferencing, word processing, hypertext, and more. It was the Mother Of All Demos.
- Think Faest on the lack of criticism in comics criticism:
It’s pretty exhausting to get recommendation after recommendation, only to find that people have become so used to, so invested into believing that their cherished medium is so valuable, that the only reason its still floating is on the hot air of praise of an entire comics structure that is incapable of self-reflection.
We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study, where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17 percent women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33 percent women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.
- Popular Science says stop looking for hardwired differences between male and female brains.
- “Oh my god, they lied to me”: most women believe they’re less physically capable than they are.
- It was once against the law for men to go out in public topless (like it still is for women), but eventually society got over it.
- The concept of kintsukuroi, pieces that are more beautiful for having been broken.
- Optimal character per line ratio for making web text easiest to read.
- Why story structure formulas don’t work, and what wine glasses have to do with it (in part three).
- Improving your eyesight? Apparently there’s an app for that.
- Make your day instantly better with Christopher Walken insults.