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History of piracy in China

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A few days ago I talked to an US friend Jeff about the history of piracy in China, so I wrote this article. I would like to show the era of piracy of video games and computer software that I saw, from about 1990 to the present.



1990-1995 China's folk computer technology originated around 1990. Before that era, the most pirated was NES (the American version of Famicom). I went through the Atari 2600 period but I was too young. Now it is speculated that the 2600s are original because the market is too small.

Piracy of the NES has continued to today. Yes, you can still buy various NES copycats and games in China today.


Compared with the massive pirated NES, Genesis as the main competitor of NES, there are fewer pirated cartridge. Because Genesis's market share in China is too small.

These early pirated NESes all came from Taiwan, and were later copied immensely by China. Chinese parents are very reluctant to buy game consoles for their children, so during this period, some "…

Kindle book list a year

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Kindle has purchased 1 entire year.
Although at that time I spent a Bitcoin (later a Bitcoin can buy 5-10 units), I still think it is worth. Because kindle changed my lifestyle and thinking habits, these are priceless.
Initially expected to be read 20 books, and now it's more.
This is the best electronic device I have in recent years, satisfaction over Xbox and any Nexus phone.
Anytime, anywhere, simple, pure, extreme.
Sum up this year's book list: (* for recommended personally):

A heavy user of Internet, what will happen if disconnected?

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The object of this experiment is myself.

The last time disconnected the Internet was go to Beijing in 2001. There was no smart phones and mobile Internet, so disconnected with the world as long as two weeks, when I got home, typing hands are stiff.

Recently move to a new house, I suddenly realized that all these years has not been real quiet, so I thought: why not try life without the Internet? Gmail also blocked completely by China's goverment (of course I can access it), I do not learn some fools seclusion, just think in these took too much time.
Well, I will spend more time to join parties underline, cooking, watching movies, reading, writing articles, playing consoles, sleeping.

As an IT and Internet practitioner, disconnect is not an easy thing. My plans are:

Not to install fiber-optic and broadband. (Completed)Log off / stop all social services except Facebook. (Completed)The only connection that can be used is a cell phone network and Wechat app.I can watch news every day, …

In Google We Trust

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I was busy all day until I found a list of articles in Google Reader during dinner, all about Google's quit from China.
google.cn has redirectd to google.com.hk.



This day should have come long ago. If Google compromises, then we have made the wrong choice.
Now what can we do besides cheering Google? Google is indeed our Google!

Even if Google is blocked, we will, must, able to use Google.

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Extended link: The following links have been blocked in China.
Mainland China service availability
Google quits China, vilify campaign begins