Golf is a sport largely in decline. Municipalities are wondering how much longer they can fund our public golf courses because there is no longer the appeal to spend over 4 hours in a day for 18 holes. Fewer young people are playing the sport, but a company founded in 2000 believes they have the answer: Turning golf into something more like a video game? Purists might cringe … [Read more...]
King Pong: The Utah Native That Started Atari and 20 Other Companies
Many heroes go unsung, but rarely does a legend go unsung. Nevertheless, such is the case with Nolan Bushnell. A Utah native, Bushnell has been credited by Newsweek Magazine as one of the “50 Men Who Changed America” for his role in launching the video game industry with the founding of Atari in 1972. One would think his name would be more known to the average Utahn. Born … [Read more...]
Zombie dads commute to corporate jobs they despise, just so they can afford stuff. They have been brainwashed by commercials to believe that brand names give their lives value and meaning. They count the days, one after another, until they can retire. Little do they realize that the best part of life is time. But they’ve already sold out. They are the living dead. Zombie … [Read more...]
What is Zaniac?
The bright purple and green building on 2100 South and around 1000 East, once the home of Sugar House Coffee, certainly attracts attention. The sign outside reads “Zaniac.” “What’s this?” I wondered. “Another Zumba-like fitness studio?” The immaculately remodeled interior is full of brand new Apple computers. Chess and game boards fill the tables. I was still guessing at the … [Read more...]