It sure is Duke Nukem Forever, announced in 1997, then awarded with the Intergalactic Vaporware Lifetime Achievement Award (I just invented this one, but I am sure, that there is some price invented especially for DNF’s case), responsible for a whole bunch of wasted youths (wasted hope, wasted time, wasted money, wasted everything), proof of fatalistic perfectionism and a running gag which ended with the shutdown of the 3D Realms studios this year. Wired covers the overhaul.
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I take this opportunity to write down what the 00s were technologically all about. Most points here I wrote down by heart, with some I did some extra research. Enjoy the soon-to-be-retro-feelings!
Gordon Brown issued an unequivocal apology last night on behalf of the government to Alan Turing, the second world war codebreaker who took his own life 55 years ago after being sentenced to chemical castration for being gay.
Describing Turing’s treatment as “horrifying” and “utterly unfair”, Brown said the country owed the brilliant mathematician a huge debt. He was proud, he said, to offer an official apology. “We’re sorry, you deserved so much better,” Brown writes in a statement posted on the No 10 website.
Art & Copy is a cinematic documentary about advertisement. I would say – according to the trailer – it is one typical self-criticizing and at the same time self-adulating fast paced movie with the motivation of mystifying things more than they probably deserve to be. Maybe it’s all of that not because it’s just the trailer. Then again, you know what they say about trailers. Well, have a look for yourself.
Two eccentric game designers talk about – what else? – game design. English with German subtitles @ arte+7, available only a few days!
In case you haven’t seen it yet.
There certainly was too much pointless blabla about the Web in the past few years. After watching this cut by Andre Fillippone Jr. made with source material he took from Charlie Rose’ shows, I feel much better.
What you see here is the well-known Apple Wallpaper Aurora, the standard background in Mac OS X Leopard. Yeah, it’s the first one, not the second. The second is a movie still from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick’s SciFi masterpiece from 1968, roundabout 40 years senior than the Apple wallpaper. I recently watched the movie for the 20th time and I came across this resemblance. (It’s of course the sequence where Dave Bowman “evolves”).
Some ambitious thoughts at the beginning of the new Year:
While I was sorting my old mails and mailinglists, I happened to come across an older post of the German Thesis E.V. Mailinglist recommending this video:
Here is the Link for follow up discussions they mention at the end:
Revisiting “A Vision of Students Today”