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Thought of the day:
This is for those of you that came of age when the Nintendo Entertainment System was THE gaming system.
Do you all remember how the cartridges would stop working and the screen freeze? Remember how we all fixed the problem? That’s right, we’d blow on the cartridge and it would magically work again.
My question is this. How did all of us, spread out throughout the country, know that the way to get a game to work was to blow on it? There was no publicly available Internet back then. I doubt Nintendo Power printed anything about it. How did we do it? It’s like when in history that the same inventions crop up at almost the same time, among different cultures spread out far physically from each other that couldn’t possibly have contacted one another.
Any ideas? This one might very well keep me up all night.