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The Tetris effect : the cold war battle for the world's most addictive game, Dan Ackerman

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The Tetris effect : the cold war battle for the world's most addictive game
Title
The Tetris effect
Title remainder
the cold war battle for the world's most addictive game
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Dan Ackerman
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Language
eng
Summary
February 21, 1989. A self-made software magnate with a street hustler's flair, the privileged son of a hard-charging media mogul and a globe-trotting game programmer land in Moscow within hours of each other. Their goal? To undercut one another and strike a deal with the Soviets for the most lucrative piece of intellectual property to ever escape from behind the Iron Curtain - the rights to the game Tetris. Technology reporter Dan Ackerman brings us the gripping tale behind a game so addictive that scientists termed it the world's first 'pharmatronic'. Combining elements of a fast-paced cold war thriller with corporate espionage, courtroom drama and international conspiracies, 'The Tetris Effect' is also the story of a one-in-a-million software startup, a unique example of an idea, a product, and an era coming together at exactly the right moment
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Ackerman, Dan
Dewey number
303.483
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Pajitnov, Alexey
  • Computer games
  • Technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Video games
  • Video games
  • Video games
Target audience
adult
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The Tetris effect : the cold war battle for the world's most addictive game, Dan Ackerman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058600299
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 264 pages
Isbn
9781780749587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959269009
Label
The Tetris effect : the cold war battle for the world's most addictive game, Dan Ackerman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058600299
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 264 pages
Isbn
9781780749587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959269009

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