Friday, April 14, 2017

The original Windows Solitaire was created out of sheer boredom

Boredom can be a beautifully creative thing. When you’re truly desperate for entertainment there’s no telling what you can achieve — like creating one of the world’s best known computer games. Great Big Story, interviewed Wes Cherry who created the original Windows Solitaire back in 1988 when he was interning at Microsoft. The game has become iconic as it’s been included in Windows product line for the last 27 years. Officially, Microsoft included Solitaire in their products in the beginning to teach their users how to operate the computer mouse. However, it’s educational value was quick to fade and people welcomed the distraction…

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