Daily Archives: July 27, 2019

Goldie Linderman’s Ancestors: A Case Study In Pedigree Collapse

One of the more fascinating aspects of genealogy is the problem of pedigree collapse.  Within some families there are marked tendencies towards endogamy, or cousin marriage, which was often pursued in earlier eras as a way of preserving the family … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ultimate History Of Video Games

The Ultimate History Of Video Games:  The Story Behind The Craze That Touched OUr Lives And Changed The World, by Steven L. Kent One thing to note about this book is that although it is massive in scope at about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Console Wars

Console Wars:  Sega, Nintendo, And The Battle That Defined A Generation, by Blake J. Harris Like many children who grew up in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, I remember the console wars between Sega and Nintendo.  I tended to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Super Mario

Super Mario:  How Nintendo Conquered America, by Jeff Ryan Growing up, I was a passionate player of video games and had a Nintendo, then a Super Nintendo, Game Boy, as well as N64, at which point I stopped playing video … Continue reading

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