From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 17:36:16 MST
"E. Shaun Russell" wrote:
> Yes, when I first learned that the Steve Jackson in the database was *the*
> Steve Jackson, I was happily surprised. I quite literally grew up on his
> RPG-like "choose your own adventure" books. It's interesting how, without
> knowing the Steve Jackson connection, years later I became involved with
> Extropy. I'm sure there are a number of stories like this out there.
Steve Jackson did the "choose your own adventure" books? Are you sure? I
googly think SJ Games did something *like* a "choose your own adventure"
book, but was not actually responsible for "Choose Your Own
I know it's pathetic, but "Choose Your Own Adventure" and "Pick a Path to
Adventure" are among the happiest memories of my young life. You can take
your babbling river brooks and playgrounds and summer camp and tire swings
and sell 'em on eBay; they'll never compare to "Revenge of the Rainbow
Dragons". (Everyone remember page 63?)
Oh, well. It is written that those who are not blessed with happy
childhoods shall be compensated with books.
And yes, Google is now an adverb.
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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