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Excerpt from the book:
On March 15, 2019 a white supremacist opened fired on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand during evening prayer service. He murdered fifty people. He was wearing a camera and live-streaming his act of terror. The video went viral across multiple platforms, despite a public outcry to take it down. The platforms were doing exactly what they were designed to do: spread, sensationalize, and drive engagement. As teams across the major platforms attempted to eradicate the video from their service they found how out how difficult it is to get a system to stop doing what it’s been designed to do. Facebook alone had to remove it 1.5 million times in the first 24 hours. This shouldn’t have been a shock. After all, they were the ones who designed it that way.
Pac-Man’s worn left-side is part of the game’s provenance. It’s unique only to Pac-Man games, including Ms. Pac-Man. It’s evidence left by “Pac-Mania” and also evidence of how the game was really played. It’s a time signature left by a generation of the first gamers. It’s history that should be preserved intact. It tells a story that we’ll never see written again.
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