“I don’t like the square. It’s dumb”.
How long does it take for someone to realize they’ve made something that will outlast themselves and everyone they know?
For Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris, he is on a mission to make sure that moment of realization lasts his entire lifetime. So far so good; the simple block-stacking puzzler has outlasted almost every other video game in pop culture consciousness. When was the last time you heard someone say, “Tetris was good for its time”? Never. And it’s possible nobody ever will.
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