Introduction

How I Met Unity

Technically, I first started programming on a TRS-80 in my junior high school library, but really I just typed in the same BASIC code listing from a magazine every day until the librarian mentioned I could save the program on a cassette. I’m embarrassed to recall my first reaction when I heard the library had a computer: “What’s it good for?”

A year later, I saw the light when I got my hands on an Apple II. After cracking open the user manual and learning how to draw graphics in BASIC, I was hooked. Soon I was writing Reversi games (one in BASIC, one in 6502 assembly) and even a 3D wireframe display program.

In the intervening years I wandered the Windows wasteland and worked in small and large groups developing computer ...

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