(RE: one for Ken)
There was a book written about the early days of Sierra, called Hackers, by
Steve Levy. If you can find a copy, it’s actually not a bad book.
The incident you mention spans several chapters in the book. Steve Levy
lived with one of our game developers at the time, John Harris – and
both John Harris and I believe Steve wasn’t 100% accurate in his book,
neither is the book 100% inaccurate.
I started Sierra when I was around 24 years old. The average age of our
engineers was around 18. The first few years at Sierra were wild any way
look at it. Unfortunately, Steve Levy captured my teen years in a book,
whereas most people are able to forget theirs.
Suffice it to say, maturity did eventually set in, and it’s tough for
who meets me to envision that I was once the fun guy described in the book.