Retrogaming: 10 Links about Centipede

Retrogaming: 10 Links about Centipede (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) Wikipedia’s Centipede (video game) I had no idea the PC in Centipede is a garden gnome. I always assumed I was playing an insect of some sort, squirting out venom to fight off attackers. (Elsewhere I’ve seen references to the PC having a magic wand.) The page is a good basic introduction to Atari’s garden-variety shooter, which first started feeding on quarters in…

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Are Newspapers Doomed?

Instead of beginning their day with coffee and the newspaper, there to read what editors have selected for their enlightenment, people, and young people in particular, wait for a free moment to go online. No longer need they wade through thickets of stories and features of no interest to them, and least of all need they do so on the websites of newspapers, where the owners are hoping to regain…