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Rochester Ho!

08 Jan

No new article this week, I’m afraid. I’ve been planning for some time to take a bye week in January, but had thought it would be next week rather than this one. The next article will, however, be a bit of a technical one, and it seemed wise to give it a round or two of peer reviewing before I published. So, that one will be coming out next Friday instead of this one.

But I should tell you why I planned a by week in the first place because it’s quite exciting (for me, anyway). I’ll be spending next week at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. They’ve assembled an impressive archive of internal papers and other documents there from quite a number of prominent players in the games industry of the 1980s and 1990s: SSI, Sierra, Brøderbund, just to name a few that most interest me. If all goes as I expect, what I collect next week will inform my writings here for months or even years to come. A trip like this wouldn’t be practical without your support through Patreon and PayPal, so thanks so much for that!

Be seeing you!

 

9 Responses to Rochester Ho!

  1. Emily Short

    January 8, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Sounds like an awesome trip — have fun, and I look forward to reading what you write as a result!

     
  2. Rubes

    January 8, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    That’s awesome! Will you also write a blog describing your visit there and the things you were able to see and investigate?

     
    • Jimmy Maher

      January 8, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      I think I’d rather keep some things under my hat so I can surprise you with them in the actual articles, if it’s okay. ;)

       
      • iPadCary

        January 15, 2016 at 11:42 pm

        Color me intrigued!

         
  3. S. John Ross

    January 8, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Oooh, fun. My days of working as a videogame journalist were in the early 90s … I’d love to visit a place like that, see what memories it dredges.

     
  4. Wade

    January 9, 2016 at 12:56 am

    What Emily said :)

     
  5. Guffaw

    January 9, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Having been to ascii.textfiles.com just prior to visiting your blog , I somehow thought how its collection would fit nicely into Archive.org (if not already assimilated) :)

     
  6. Victor Gijsbers

    January 9, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Have a good trip!

     
  7. Robb Sherwin

    January 13, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Have fun in Rochester, Jimmy! If you grab a garbage plate, that can be an article in and of itself. :)

     

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