This is soooooo good!!
From Cynthia Stohl and @GeorgeCheney 's paper "Participatory Processes/ Paradoxical Practices"
The seven paradoxes of participation:
Maesie the Cat just loves to sleep on my Macbook for some reason. So I looked up how to disable the keyboard while she is on it, and, lo and behold, I found this:
A bunch of MS-DOS games are free on archive.org and are playable right within the browser! This includes Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Elder Scrolls: Redguard, and Descent!
Go nuts and have fun! https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games?sort=-publicdate
The ancient hard drive whirs under the apprentices right hand, as the others' fingertips rest over the keying board. The kernel ventures to the dead sectors, fragmented and distant from the seek head though they may be. The codec, deftly won in a game the evening prior, lays open on the desk nearby.
Runes suddenly flood the screen. Attention is closely paid, notes are taken. Within moments, the drive succumbs to its oxidation and the screen darkens, but the secret has been told. The apprentice utters a small gasp. "The rumors were false," he says. "Rust really does have a specification."
old computer nerd, car guy, science fiction and fantasy fan, cat lover
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko