The Digital Antiquarian

The Digital Antiquarian A history of computer entertainment and digital culture by Jimmy Maher

  • Superhero League of Hoboken
    by Jimmy Maher on August 7, 2020 at 4:47 pm

      Please bear with me as I begin today with an anecdote from Beatles rather than gaming fandom. Paul McCartney was having a rough time of it in 1973, three years after the Beatles’ breakup. He’d been thrown off balance by that event more than any of his band mates, and had spent the intervening

  • This Week on The Analog Antiquarian
    by Jimmy Maher on July 24, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    The Oracle of Delphi, Chapter 20: The Choice of War

  • Beneath a Steel Sky
    by Jimmy Maher on July 17, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    I would rather see a personal vision onscreen than filmed live-action. I have an idea that with CD technology there are going to be a lot of little-known actors photographed and appearing on our screens. I think if you have a graphic artist involved, you get something even better than reality. — Dave Gibbons There’s

  • Ebooks and more as we move into 1994…
    by Jimmy Maher on July 16, 2020 at 10:01 am

    So, folks, we’re finally through with 1993! Thanks as always to the good offices of Richard Lindner, an ebook compiling the last run of articles is now available to commemorate the occasion. If you enjoy it, please consider sending Richard a thank you at the email address found on the ebook’s first page. I’ve already

  • Under a Killing Moon
    by Jimmy Maher on July 3, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    We couldn’t believe one CD could be filled up so quickly. — Aaron Conners Bountiful, Utah, is the second city of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Legend has it that its patriarch, a herdsman named Perrigrine Sessions, exclaimed, “Here at last is paradise on earth!” on the day in 1847 when he