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Ed Stern

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Ed Stern is a game writer-designer-hyphen-a-tor at Splash Damage.

The remembrance of things parsed

Usborne have released their early 1980s Computing Guides as free downloads. Why are people hooting about this?

I generally have limited shrift for Gen X childhood nostalgia media. Things from the past turn up again. You have changed. They have not. You had to be there. But when Usborne released their 1980s computing kids books as free downloads, how much sharper than a serpent's tooth the pang of sentiment.