More Fonts, Fewer Games

Over the weekend I noted in The Weekly Standard that we shouldn’t forget Steve Jobs’s contribution to fonts. He gave us plenty. But if you were a Mac user in the 1980s, perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the computer was waiting for Commodore and other PC games to arrive in Apple format. For our family Apple IIe, we had quirky games like Captain Goodnight, Autoduel, and Moebius. There was Silent Service (created by the great Sid Meier) and Raid Over Moscow. Luckily there was the Bard’s Tale series (which seems less exciting looking back on it now). And when my non-Apple friends had already figured out Castle Wolfenstein, I was probably still playing Karateka (which I pronounced like erotica).

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