Bookmark: The mysterious origins of an uncrackable video game

The mysterious origins of an uncrackable video game (bbc.com)

With the digital equivalent of trowels and shovels, archaeologists are digging into the code of early video games to uncover long forgotten secrets that could have relevance today.

Een fascinerend verslag over de werking van digitale game-archeologie. Hoe een algoritme uit een spel van de jaren tachtig mogelijk in een dronken bui is geschreven. En de waarde van die spellen voor de huidige technologie.

By researching tricks and work-arounds from a former era, perhaps 21st Century programmers, pushing today’s technology to its limits, might learn something genuinely useful.

Agencies, Get Your Act Together by Jan Boddez

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Bookmark: The Privacy Project: Why you shouldn’t believe tech companies

The Privacy Project: Why you shouldn’t believe tech companies
 “technology executives view and market invasive new technology — from smart diapers to facial recognition — “as inevitable evolutions” but in reality, they’re anything but. “Evolution doesn’t have meetings about the market, the environment, the customer base,” she writes. “Evolution doesn’t patent things or do focus groups. Evolution doesn’t spend millions of dollars lobbying Congress to ensure that its plans go unfettered.

Technology is not inevitable.