Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Geezer

It's not often that I feel old. I mean, I'm only 23. But the fact that there exist computer science students in school today who do not immediately recognize IDSPISPOPD and IDDQD makes me feel old. These things are so ingrained into my soul that I can recall them instantaneously at any time, much more easily than I can recall things like the quadratic formula or my mom's birthday. To my generation, knowing these things was like knowing who Gordon Freeman is or about the Terrans, Protoss, and Zerg. But those things are no longer essential computer gaming knowledge... relegated to the realm of now-useless trivia. This is mildly depressing.

3 comments:

Matthew Beermann said...

I'm older than you and don't really recognize any of those. :P

Anonymous said...

IDDQD is fun! My second favorite was IDKFA. :-) Combine those two, and I was a very happy Tracy.

Anonymous said...

I really want to play starcraft now...