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Your Journal Has (Not) Been Updated

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The RPG computer game genre stretches back 30+ years. As time passed, the complexity of missions, quests, objectives, and plot information grew and grew.

Around the late 1990's, games started having a "Journal" function - you'd press "J" and you could see a recap of information from recent important dialogs.

Before that, if you forget info - well, that's really tough...

The two types of cooks (quote)

On Mike Dariano

I was coming to recognize that there are two kinds of cooks: meat cooks and pastry cooks. The pastry cook is a scientist and works with exact measurements and stable ingredients that behave in a predictable fashion.... Meat is done when it feels done.

Bill Buford's Heat.

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