Thursday, September 23, 2004

That Venerable 80's Icon PONG.


*** PONGMECHANIK ***: "Die Pongmechanik - Faszination des Urspr?nglichenInteressant ist der Vergleich dieser beiden gegenl?ufigen Entwicklungen: Zum einen ist da der Computer, der sich aus seiner tief in der Realität verwurzelten physischen Präsenz herausgelöst hat und zu einem abstrakten, grauen Kasten mit letztendlich unsichtbarem Inhalt geworden ist. Die elektronischen Bauteile in seinem Inneren sind so klein und arbeiten so schnell, daß sich die Informationsverarbeitung unserer Wahrnehmung völlig entzieht."

For those of you who don't know German

"We are clever Germans, we have built an elctro-mechanical pong game. We did not use IC's. Watch our video it is very cool. You know we really could have won that war. You never see clever Americans do anything as nearly as cool as electro-mechanical pong games." If the translation seems a little short keep in mind that German much like Dutch is a very inefficient language.

Well, I'd have to agree with you Gunter. You are indeed a clever German and this is the coolest thing to come out of Germany since Beer, Jet Engines, and Rockets. As that other great 80's icon used to say, I pitty the Fool who doesn't go and watch the video of this game.

Those poor, poor kittens.

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