William Gibson says cyberspace was inspired by 8-bit videogames

Over at the Paris Review, William Gibson has finally told the full story of how he invented the term cyberspace — partly by scribbling on notepads, and partly by watching kids playing videogames in early-1980s arcades. » 6/23/11 6:11pm 6/23/11 6:11pm

The ridiculous way one of the 1980s' biggest comic events was named

In the 1980s, the bestselling Secret Wars miniseries was an antecedent to today's comic book mega-events, as it featured almost all of Marvel's marquee heroes and villains beating the tar out of each other. But how was it named? » 4/11/11 6:20pm 4/11/11 6:20pm