Monthly Archives: January 2009

A poet who invented the game of Hex

“NAIVE. Naive you are if you believe life favours those who aren’t naive.” – Piet Hein It’s curious to see that some very logical people are poets and abstract creators (maths, music, games, etc) at the same time. Peeking at Piet Hein’s biography, inventor of the game of Hex (also independently invented by John Nash),… Read More »

A galactic empire of data

Speaking with a friend, an old game came to my mind. 15 years ago I started playing “Elite II“, a space trade game, probably one of the firsts where there is no final objective, just interaction with the world. You could trade items between star systems, do all kind of jobs, improve your ship getting… Read More »