If you ever played Freeway Warrior, you can understand where I gained my nick from, I live not too far from the site of one of the oldest oil shale extraction facilities during world war two. I also spend a lot of time down the road near the glow worm caves. This game was based on the Lone Wolf system that I played extensively during my early university life. By the time I left university I was already learning to drive and Freeway warrior introduced driving, shooting and stealth as key skills. It was also when I started to understand the basic concepts behind many survivalist philosophies.
Writing this reminded me about the first computer book I ever read, basic computer games and it was edited by David H. Ahl.
I don’t think my copy was an original like this book, it was black & white, dog eared and well worn. The book taught me my first computer language, and encouraged my love of z80, 6502, M68000 and much later Intel 386. Don’t get me wrong, I played with a lot of RISC based processors also. In the early days, I could not understand why the pc memory model was so weird. On reflection, it was a must have been an IBM thing. But by 1984, the reason became clear to me, it was special volatile workspace left over from 3270 era.
Well Paul Peraino became a copper, this surprised me really. But then these days nothing suprises me. He has amazing grasp of early game theory.