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Pilgrim in the Microworld Paperback – Jan 1 1984


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  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Time Warner Publishing M/M (Jan. 1 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446375217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446375214
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 20.3 x 1.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,255,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Pioneer. Dec 9 2010
By A. Hughes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It's common now for ethnographers and college students to write essays about the various implications, ramifications and significances of videogames individually and as a whole, but this guy was one of the few people to try to come to grips with their place in our lives during the earliest era of videogaming. The book is fascinating; it has some elements of a 'descent in madness' narrative. He really, really, really gets into breakout.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A great book on how to overdo gaming Sept. 30 2006
By Jason Cisarano - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
No longer available new from Amazon, this book is an in-depth look at one man's obsession with _Breakout_ on the Atari 2600. Although this is written as a simple autobiography, Sudnow is so meticulous in how he catalogues his addiction to _Breakout_ that it could serve as a text on the psychology of gaming and its physiological effects. Ignore the recurring cold-war paranoia and enjoy.
4 of 19 people found the following review helpful
David Sudnow was a talented writer... April 14 2008
By Hey Man Jesus Saves - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I stumbled upon this book back in 1992 while visiting a library near where I worked during my lunch break. I took it home and read it in one sitting, I enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed it so much that I eventually bought the book for myself. As the years passed I imagined what a nice intelligent man the author of this book, David Sudnow, must be.

After all, Mr. Sudnow is somewhat of a pioneer in many fields. A PhD having earned his degree at Berkeley he published an instructional book on how to self teach the Piano. I took him to be something of a renaissance man having also published a book on care for the dying. His aforementioned book, Ways Of The Hand, awarded him the Guggenheim Fellowship.

After the Internet became commercially established I decided to do a search for Mr. Sudnow around the year 2002. It was my plan to thank him for such a wonderfully written book as well as to take the opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with him. I imagined becoming friends with this learned and intelligent man, discussing the frivolity and fun of video gaming along with the more deeper and meaningful things of God.

Only a day passed before I received a response.

"F - YOU! I'm an avowed Atheist".

Except he had spelled the word out. I was really taken aback by it. So much so that I simply couldn't accept that such a response would come from so scholarly a man. I wrote back again to confirm if I was in fact corresponding with the Mr. David Sudnow, Author.

"Yes you are, I find you offensive".

So ended my corresponding with Mr. Sudnow.

Sadly I found out recently that David Sudnow passed away suddenly during the summer of 2007. If only I had tried harder, if only I had written to him again, and again even...

I'm sorry Mr. Sudnow, I should have tried harder.


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