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Best of the Web

Great programming articles you may have missed

Issue: 20.1 (January/February 2022)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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Starting Page Number: 70
Article Number: 20109
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Here I share links to interesting programming-related articles from around the web. Note that these may not have anything to do with Xojo, and I don't necessarily advocate the opinions shared—I simply think they're worth reading for a broader perspective.

Nostalgic gaming: how playing the video games of your youth reconnects you to yourself

Josh Nicholas (https://www.theguardian.com/games/2021/dec/26/nostalgic-gaming-how-playing-the-video-games-of-your-youth-reconnects-you-to-yourself)

Excerpt: Bowman's research shows how powerful the nostalgia from playing old video games can be. For many people, games are intimately tied to social networks. We played Mario tennis with our friends, or racing games with our dads.

With nostalgia you get sort of a bonus relatedness because you get to connect to yourself. You're replaying a game from a positive childhood memory. Those things can be particularly powerful for short-term stress release.

The internet runs on free open-source software. Who pays to fix it?

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