(urth) Fifth Head of Cerberus surfaces again

Lane Haygood lhaygood at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 06:38:56 PST 2010

I would expect no less from Tycho, whose video game blogging skills I
greatly admire.  On my own video-game related column for a blog, I
plan to discuss this reference and others to examine Wolfe's influence
on video games.


On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 7:10 AM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 'My cohort's education is always foremost in my mind, but in the past I've typically resorted to misdirections that (once discovered) set the project back substantially. This time - and I recognize that this is strange - I am actually taking his predilections into account. Before, I would have flopped a book like The Fifth Head of Cerberus onto his Intuos and said "eat this, *dog*." I'm taking a different tack now, a breadcrumb trail, so that his mind is starving at the end of each book, and into that ravenous mind I will continuously heap works of burning fire and terrible consequence.'
> http://www.penny-arcade.com/2010/1/13/
> It's funny because the insult is 'dog'.
> But it's also worth noting that the link is to Wikipedia. Since
> penny-arcade.com records a few hundred thousand hits a day (
> http://www.statsaholic.com/penny-arcade.com ), odds are good that this
> is most of the readers' first exposure to Wolfe. It will be
> interesting to keep an eye on
> http://stats.grok.se/en/201001/The_Fifth_Head_of_Cerberus and see just
> how much the article traffic spikes. If it doesn't go to at least a
> thousand, I will be disapointed :)
> --
> gwern
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