A Little Status Update

03 Mar

As the subject line says, just wanted to let you all know about the latest goings-on here at Digital Antiquarian corporate headquarters. My Patreon supporters know already that I visited Rochester a couple of weeks ago to spend more time in the archives of the Strong Museum of Play. This time I spent an entire week going through their recently acquired collection of papers from Brian Fargo and Interplay. What I’ve come back with will do a lot to inform future articles. It’s really interesting and occasionally exciting stuff.

Unfortunately, everything went a little sidewise on the week of my return. I came back sick — it was cold in Rochester, even compared to Denmark! — and then my wife Dorte had a bunch of complications from a root canal and ended up having to spend a night in the hospital. So, we made something of a sorry pair last week. I guess we’ve had a little preview of what it will be like when we’re a decrepit old couple.

We’re both doing better now, but I did lose a lot of working time. What that means for you is that what I had originally planned as a one-week hiatus somewhere around this time has turned into a two-week hiatus. I did write an article this week, but my approach for the last year or so has been to hold articles for a week to look at them one more time with fresh eyes prior to publication, and I’d like to get back to that rather than jump the gun now; I think it’s really done a lot for the end result, even as you all continue to help me with the typos and small errors that do creep in in spite of my best efforts. Just bear with me for one more week, then, and all will be back to normal.

Thanks as always for your support!


14 Responses to A Little Status Update

  1. olivier guinart

    March 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Get well all first!

  2. Johannes Paulsen

    March 3, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Get well soon. Quality > timeliness.

  3. David Boddie

    March 3, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Hope you both get well soon!

    I’m sure we can wait another week for a new article. Always keep the audience wanting more!

  4. Piers Sutton

    March 3, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Get better you two, keep up the great work!

  5. Felix

    March 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Get well soon, both of you!

  6. arthurdawg

    March 3, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Hope you get better soon!

    We’ve had a burgeoning number of flu cases, as well as a horrific other virus season this year.

    You probably got caught up in the crossfire…

  7. Carl Read

    March 3, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    A week’s nothing compared to how behind I am in reading your articles!

    Get well soon.

  8. Jim Leonard

    March 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Glad to hear the Strong visit went well. I am hoping your research can shed some light on the “Broderbund stole the Carmen Sandiego idea from Mark Pelczarski” issue.

    • Jimmy Maher

      March 3, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      There are no smoking guns in the Strong’s Brøderbund archive, although there is some correspondence with a displeased Mark that took place after the release of Carmen Sandiego. I think it was most likely coincidence, as even Mark acknowledged was quite likely the case last time I spoke to him about it. It’s nothing I feel the need to dredge up any further at this point.

  9. Alex Freeman

    March 4, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Get better soon! I know I need to. I’ve got the flu too. =P

  10. matt w

    March 4, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Get well soon!

  11. Ibrahim Gucukoglu

    March 6, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Take care and get well soon.

  12. Ben

    April 7, 2024 at 4:17 pm

    going-ons -> goings-on

    • Jimmy Maher

      April 17, 2024 at 6:12 pm



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