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Baer’s Odyssey: Meet the serial inventor who built the world’s first game console

Baer’s Odyssey: Meet the serial inventor who built the world’s first game console | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
From the archives, we present a 2013 profile on the recently passed away gaming pioneer.
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Baer passed away yesterday. Here is Ars Technica's 2013 profile of one of the pioneers of gaming hardware.

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Errol Morris: The Thinking Man's Detective

Errol Morris: The Thinking Man's Detective | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"You may also know that Morris is the author of the recent massive, fascinating book called Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography, which won rave reviews for the way it looks not just into the frame of a photo but behind, beneath it—the way truth is “framed” in every sense of the word.

You may even think, as I do, that Morris has become one of America’s most idiosyncratic, prolific and provocative public intellectuals.

But what’s less well known about Morris is that he brings to his work the invaluable experience he picked up working as a private eye. And he hasn’t given up the private-eye impulse: He’s back on the case, two cases actually—two of the most electrifying and controversial cases in the past half century."

 

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