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I wrote a short note to Steven Kent a few years ago saying I enjoyed reading his book. He was kind enough to write back and thank me for reading. The earlier editions had a different name: The First Quarter: A 25-year History of Video Games. [1]

He noted in his letter that he wouldn't have chosen such an "arrogant" title for his book as "The Ultimate History", and the decision was the publisher's. Seemed like a thoughtful and humble person.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/First-Quarter-25-year-History-Video/d...




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