Tag Archives: thenewyorker

February 11, 2011

How the Internet gets inside us

Expertly written piece by Adam Gopnik discussing how people perceive the Internet and how that perception colours their behaviour.

A series of books explaining why books no longer matter is a paradox that Chesterton would have found implausible, yet there they are, and they come in the typical flavors: the eulogistic, the alarmed, the sober, and the gleeful.

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December 28, 2010

The New Yorker's profile of Shigeru Miyamoto

An expertly written ten-page article on the most influential game designer of all time.

Miyamoto has said that his main job at Nintendo is ningen kougaku—human engineering. He has been at the company since 1977 and has worked for no other. (He prizes Nintendo’s financial and creative support for his work: “There’s a big difference between the money you receive personally from the company and the money you can use in your job.”) He has never been the company’s (or his own) boss, but it is not unreasonable to imagine that Nintendo might not exist without him.