Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Pac-Man joke

I just love this joke by the comedian Marcus Brigstocke:

If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

It has been often attributed to several famous figures in electronics. Usually it is said that Kristian Wilson, Nintendo's CEO, wrote it in 1989. But it is in fact Brigstocke's joke and he claims that:

(...) it is very unlikely that it was written by a Nintendo employee in 1989, being as Pac Man was still around and not much of a childhood memory (...)

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