I have mixed feelings on this one.

I had to do the story on a tight deadline, which in some cases meant relying on email interviews, which in some cases resulted in quotes that read like they came from email interviews. And since I wanted to stick to the talking heads format, I ended up including more filler than I normally would.

But the story also has great art and comments from industry vets Nolan Bushnell, Trip Hawkins, Bernie Stolar, Phil Harrison, and Tom Kalinske — which made it feel like I was writing a classic Next Generation/EDGE story. So read it for that?

Art: Scarlett Karsidi