The Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's next entry into the consumer market, is a kick-ass tablet with an innovative controller. While Sony and Microsoft are trying to trump each other in the hardware department, Nintendo keeps ignoring the gaming juggernauts. The new console will not have any high-end graphics power; it might not even reach the PS4, but it will bring an entirely new storm of ideas to the gaming market, just as the Wii did when it came around.
Digitization is a trend we've been seeing in conservative industries for the last 20+ years when Windows 95 started to ship to the end consumer and companies now had the ability to give people without any technical background the chance to become more productive and embrace software like email for day to day business.
Due to the recent passing of Satoru Iwata (President of Nintendo, read more about his story on this Time Magazine Article http://time.com/3954934/nintendo-satoru-iwata/), may he rest in piece, I thought about how videogames influenced my life throughout the years.
The first real memory I have of videogames is playing Tetris and Super Mario Land on my Gameboy (handheld) in the very early 90's, so one might say I'm involved with the industry for about 2 decades now that I can remember. The last memory is from this morning on my daily commute playing on the Nintendo 3Ds (handheld). I'd say old habits die hard.
But besides highlighting the hits and famous stories of Steve and his companies this particular book gives a very candit view on the development of THE pioneer of the computer industry. In itself it is a perfect addition to the official biography written by Walter Issacson called "Steve Jobs" in 2011.
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