These books are part of my childhood, and pretty much sum up the contradiction of pleasure and pain… the pleasure in playing a game, the pain of making the game work.
One of the CoderDojo kids complained that in writing a computer game involved too much writing. And he’s almost right. There is a lot of writing, its called writing code for a reason. Not clicking code, not dragging code; writing. Its a pain in the fingertips, and in the head.
But making these games thought me. I was a bedroom coder. Once I had it working, it would be saved and experimented with. I hacked my own dogfood, well, hacked my own demon dog battles.
I want to see old memories run.
I want to hack old memories in to something else.
This is a Loose Bloggers Consortium post on the theme of “Contradiction”.
To find out that the others in the consortium think, check out, …
Delirious, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, The Old Fossil, Grannymar.