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It has bugs, but the games are out of this world [DP industry]

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1 Author(s)
Greenstein, Shane ; Illinois Univ., Champaign, IL, USA

Today's computer industry, particularly the PC industry, is in love with the culture of irreverence and adolescent behaviors. To get the point, just imagine how much more fun HAL would be if a consortium of Valley software developers were to design him today in a nine-month product cycle. HAL would still have bugs of course, but the video games would be out of this world. Why is fun so often associated with computing technology? The author looks at the market forces and design motives behind today's technology

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Micro, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 2 )