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Agatha Christie and Tony Soprano

Over the weekend I finished two titles that don’t bear elaborate reviews. First up was Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en Party,  a murder mystery set during this spooky-fun season.  Not everyone is having fun, though, especially not little Joyce, who – – … Continue reading

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Prepare to Meet Thy Doom

Prepare to  Meet Thy Doom: And Other True Gaming Stories © 2015 David Kushner  ~ 5 hours, read by Wil Wheaton Masters of Doom enthralled me, covering the genesis of modern  PC gaming through its history of id software.   Prepare … Continue reading

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The Perfect Thing

The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolnesspub. 2006 Steven Levy304 pages I’ve never had an iPod, but given that Audible was doing a sale this week and that I seemed to be doing an Apple-related set, … Continue reading

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Digital Filmmaking for Kids

Digital Filmmaking for Kids© 2015 Nick Willoughby304 pages I am not, readers may spot, a kid.  However, when I WAS a kid, I was one given to wandering around the woods with a massive camcorder in my shoulders, attempting to … Continue reading

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Centauri Dawn

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri: Centauri Dawn© 2000 Michael Ely292 pages Earth was a sad memory for the crew and colonists of the good ship Unity, who fled its radioactive remains in hopes of building a new society near a not-too … Continue reading

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Pirate Cinema

Pirate Cinema© 2012 Cory Doctorow384 pages All Cecil B. DeVille wanted to do was make movies. He didn’t mean to ruin his family’s lives or start a revolution. In the not-too-distant future,  consumer electronics have concealed chips which monitor and … Continue reading

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Replay

Replay: The History of Video Games© 2010 Tristian Donovan501 pages Video games emerged in the late 20th century as a completely novel form of entertainment.  Replay recounts the history of how programming experiments and text-based adventures were transformed first into … Continue reading

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