August 22, 2006

Wu Wei Redux

by Nick Montfort · , 5:33 pm

Or predated, actually. The principle of non-action, so brilliantly used in the game Don’t Shoot the Puppy, also animated (or made static) a much earlier game for the Amiga Joyboard. Guru Meditation, later made famous by an Amiga error message, was an in-house game at Amiga that required the user to sit perfectly still on a Joyboard and remain sitting that way for as long as possible.

One Response to “Wu Wei Redux”

  1. andrew Says:

    I was an Amiga boy, back in high school. So that’s where the “guru meditation” error message came from. Cool. Not that I questioned it back then, it just seemed like a very intentional name for an error message, ha.

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