Items for August 2019

From a small Acorn to 37 billion chips: ARM's ascent to tech superpower

An interview with Sophie Wilson, who invented the ARM instruction set.

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How one phone call saved a tiny new studio and gave the world System Shock 2

20 years later, Irrational Games co-founders Ken Levine and Jonathan Chey on the immersive sim's rollercoaster development.

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On two decades of Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

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The underground story of Cobra, the 1980s’ illicit handmade computer

In their poor, Communist country, Romania's computer curious built an underground industry.

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How are microchips made, anyway?

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