Readers may know that I started my career in computer games. Instead of enjoying ‘the end of history’, back in the 90s, I was CEO of Intelligent Games. One of the games that inspired me to get into the business was Zork, a text-only adventure game, and the industry’s first million-seller hit. I wrote about it in my Secret History of Computer Games.
More recently, with history making a big comeback, Zork re-entered my life. I found a way to hook it up to Slack, the live chat system we used at Articulate Marketing. This allowed my colleagues to play Zork in Slack in a collaborative, fun way. It was cute for a while. So, I was driving through Romania with my wife and I was explaining to her how I had set up this game in Slack and she turned to me and said, ‘good grief, Matthew, you’re such a geek boss!’ Well, never let a good domain name go to waste. I actually bought the geekboss.com domain on my phone before we reached Iași. And that is how this blog got its name.[Read more…] about How GeekBoss got its name and the ‘muddle’ of coding for Zork