A brief history on how a new thing are bad for you

In 1795, author J. G. Heinzmann insisted that such devotion [to novels] caused “weakening of the eyes, heat rashes, gout, arthritis, hemorrhoids, asthma, apoplexy, pulmonary disease, indigestion, blocking of the bowels, nervous disorder, migraines, epilepsy, hypochondria and melancholy.”Anslow (2016)

Anslow covers stuff that what is claimed to be bad for you from novels to comics and from telephone to VR.

Anslow, L., 2016. What technology are we addicted to this time? Timeline.com. Available at: https://timeline.com/what-technology-are-we-addicted-to-this-time-f0f7860f2fab.


Original Prince of Persia Source Code

Jordan Mechner published the original Prince of Persia (1989) source code (in 6502 assembly language) along with a technical document associated with the code. Links to the code and doc are on the page https://github.com/jmechner/Prince-of-Persia-Apple-II.

This is a great move to preserve the history of videogames!


Joystickit kuumina PDF

Markku Reunanen has made our (Reunanen, Lankoski, Heinonen) chapter in Digirakkaus 2 available as PDF. The chapter can downloaded at http://www.kameli.net/~marq/joystickit_kuumina.pdf (in Finnish).

Figure shows how our informants remembered certain titles from 1980 to 1995. When we posted questionnaire we missed some notorious  games in US, such as Swedish Erotica series, that would have been really interesting to know how they have being around in Finland (our qualitative data suggest that they were not very know), but maybe we will do a followup study later.