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Ken Williams’ book is out

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Venkman - 03 October 2020 07:21 PM

This is how I’ve generally felt about autobiographies - I’ve barely read any in my adult life. But I think I’ve come around a bit to the value of reading directly from the source, even if you’re going to have to take everything with a grain of salt.

 

It does provide some interesting insight, if not on anything else then at least on how different the computer business was still back in 1980 when Mystery House was released.

It’s hard to imagine it now, but the idea of a game begin distributed by driving them to a store packed in a box full of Ziploc bags in a backseat of an old Ford by Ken’s brother John is amusing enough on its own right.

     
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Vehelon - 03 October 2020 05:25 PM

Aww.. nothin’ cuter than a woman who thinks her beauty is only skin deep…! Wink

What’s that supposed to mean? Rather offensive

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Venkman - 03 October 2020 07:21 PM

This is how I’ve generally felt about autobiographies - I’ve barely read any in my adult life. But I think I’ve come around a bit to the value of reading directly from the source, even if you’re going to have to take everything with a grain of salt.

 

It does provide some interesting insight, if not on anything else then at least on how different the computer business was still back in 1980 when Mystery House was released.

It’s hard to imagine it now, but the idea of a game begin distributed by driving them to a store packed in a box full of Ziploc bags in a backseat of an old Ford by Ken’s brother John is amusing enough on its own right.

I’ve read the beginning so far, it’s interesting. And it’s definitely nice to see another point of view than the former employees of Sierra.

As for the other comments about biographies, I’d say also there’s a big difference between autobiographies of celebs (like Jackie chan et al’) and biographies like this that are mostly focused on the story of the company Sierra…  I’m interested in Sierra and in what Ken has to say about it, I’m not that interested in his life, only in the ways it intersects with the company and the game industry…

 

     

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giom - 04 October 2020 09:04 AM
Vehelon - 03 October 2020 05:25 PM

Aww.. nothin’ cuter than a woman who thinks her beauty is only skin deep…! Wink

What’s that supposed to mean? Rather offensive

 

On the contrary.. if you are suggesting someone’s beauty is only skin deep, THAT would be offensive. But I don’t think that was your intent.

     
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What’s more interesting:

A)The Book

b) AG’s Reaction to the book?

This thread is turning into something I didn’t expect.

     

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giom - 04 October 2020 09:04 AM

What’s that supposed to mean? Rather offensive

Unless you’re being sarcastic (which seems like you were, but still, just to clarify) @Vehelon was actually being cool* by underlining that women are more than just their physical appearance.
*a huge fat liar!! as if the rich & powerful pick the brainiacs!!!

Captain Blondebeard - 04 October 2020 09:51 AM

What’s more interesting: a) The Book b) AG’s Reaction to the book?

I’d say both, actually. A take on its contents or on its raison d’être is welcomed in my errr book Nerd

rtrooney - 03 October 2020 09:29 PM

So, Maroko, I posit that you don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve seen your posts in other forums. I think Lady Kestrel said it well. The word begins with a T and ends with an L.

Instead of revelling, like Jabod, on what seems to be a recurrent preferential treatment to older members—as other forum members PM’d me in support—do try to read the forum rules:

“Passionate, even heated debate is welcome but messages which descend to personal insults, name-calling or other abuse will be deleted.”

Riposte simply to what was said and refrain to get a dig on the person for brownie points. Your bizarre take not only was completely out of left field, it seemed to miss what was an obvious tongue-in-cheek back and forth with @Vehelon. Also, I ask of Admin Lady Kestrel to write in here word-for-word the actual reason she gave me for shutting down my thread.

     
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Maroko - 04 October 2020 01:47 PM

Instead of revelling, like Jabod, on what seems to be a recurrent preferential treatment to older members—as other forum members PM’d me in support…...

I don’t believe anyone Pm’d you in support.

     
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You missed a couple of the rules, Maroko:
- We retain the right to delete any messages or threads deemed inappropriate (e.g. flames, spam, trolling), or to ban users deemed to be breaking the forum rules.

- Religion, politics, and other hot button issues are permitted in the Chit Chat sub-forum, but be aware of the tendency of such topics to escalate into inappropriate personal arguments. There are no hard and fast rules for what’s acceptable in these areas, of course. We simply ask that you show some discretion and consideration for others.
- There will be no tolerance for any kind of hate speech or trolling with racist (or race-baiting), sexist, or other deliberately offensive or deceitful agendas.

     

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chrissie - 04 October 2020 02:19 PM

I don’t believe anyone Pm’d you in support.

Funny I’m not at all surprised with that. @Vehelon, for example, did and he’ll confirm it. Now, please, stop trolling.

Lady Kestrel - 04 October 2020 02:24 PM

You missed a couple of the rules, Maroko

Hm, you’ve PM’d me the following: “American politics are explosive right now, and none of us behind the scenes are in the mood to moderate a battle about it.”

Controversial statements isn’t trolling nor does it violate any of that. If the threads are about politics or touch on controversial events like the 92 LA riots, their bound to have unconfortable opinions on there for many. Is everyone made out of porcelain around here or are we adults? Still, I’ve followed your advice on chitchat only for Jabod to proceed with ad homs without being pubicly called out, i.e., you guys are breaking your own rules in favour of older members.

     
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Maroko - 04 October 2020 02:49 PM

Controversial statements isn’t trolling nor does it violate any of that. If the threads are about politics or touch on controversial events the 92 LA riots, their bound to have unconfortable opinions on there for many. Is everyone made out of porcelain around here or are we adults? Still, I’ve followed your advice on chitchat only for Jabod to proceed with ad homs without being pubicly called out, i.e., you guys are breaking your own rules for older members.

Controversial statements are trolling if they’re continually being phrased in as toxic a manner as they can be found in your posts. But since you clearly can’t take a hint, you can take your business elsewhere.

     

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Vehelon - 04 October 2020 09:14 AM
giom - 04 October 2020 09:04 AM
Vehelon - 03 October 2020 05:25 PM

Aww.. nothin’ cuter than a woman who thinks her beauty is only skin deep…! Wink

What’s that supposed to mean? Rather offensive

 

On the contrary.. if you are suggesting someone’s beauty is only skin deep, THAT would be offensive. But I don’t think that was your intent.

Sorry I may have overreacted but why would you think that Roberta thought that?

     
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Maroko - 04 October 2020 02:49 PM
chrissie - 04 October 2020 02:19 PM

I don’t believe anyone Pm’d you in support.

Funny I’m not at all surprised with that. @Vehelon, for example, did and he’ll confirm it. Now, please, stop trolling.

One person Pmed you - WOW! Trolling? - when since was a question interpreted as trolling?

     
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chrissie - 04 October 2020 03:14 PM

One person Pmed you - WOW! Trolling? - when since was a question interpreted as trolling?

He’s been banned, you can stop feeding him. Grin

     

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Sorry, I don’t understand - Vehelon? or Maroko?

     
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chrissie - 04 October 2020 03:45 PM

Sorry, I don’t understand - Vehelon? or Maroko?

Maroko, of course.

     

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TimovieMan - 04 October 2020 03:46 PM

Maroko, of course.

Thank you - Maroko’s a ‘he’ although I thought it was a possibility to start with.
Vehelon - did you really?

     

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