© 2011 Lynsey

Stationery


We were talking about bit mapped graphics and how we used to love those games like ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘Tetrus’. I was pretty useless at them – reflex and twitch muscles not being my forte, and besides, the games bored me after a fairly short while. I did get addicted to the ACS – Adventure Construction Set game on my trusty Amiga. I spent hours building the graphics for an elaborate adventure game based on tropical islands and coral reefs. I called the game ‘Reef’ and the unit of exchange was seashells. To complete the game you learned a lot about tropical marine ecosystems and and and… honestly, look at you – could you be more bored?

From there it to the eye-candy Myst series and then nothing – I haven’t played a computer game for years and years, diverted by writing web pages, drawing, photography, and more writing. I’m very sure the graphics that wowed me in Myst must look absolutely dreary now compared to all the new 3D software apps. Progress starts somewhere…

This morning walking to work I was entertained to see some active person had raided the stationery cupboard and bit mapped the office windows using Post-its. I love the contrast between the old steampunk style building and the bit maps – I hope the idea catches on across the city.

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