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6.6.09

25 Years of Tetris

Today is the 25th anniversary of Alexei Pajitnov's release of his addictively dynamic puzzle, Tetris. Many, many hours of my time were consumed with this game -- and not without reward. In 1988, I took 2nd place in the Pepsi Tetris Challenge in San Francisco (hosted just down the road from the Soviet consulate on Green Street, featuring the Soviet Chargé d'Affaires as the guest of honor with ample supplies of Stolichnaya vodka). Since the winner that day was under the legal drinking age, and I wasn't, I attribute my loss in the finals to the Stoli.... :-)

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