Digital Culture

Even more *drooool*

But for a different reason, this time not for beauty but for pangs of youth.

Behold! The wonder of the 30 in one Commodore 64 Game Joystick! Evidently QVC has purchased ALL of these that the manufacturer made, so the only place to get one is via them. The list of games is awesome though (well….there are a few crap games, but mostly): you get Impossible Mission AND Impossible Mission II, Summer Games, Winter Games…Sumo…just tons of good stuff. If I could tell you how many hours I wasted playing those first four games during my youth, I would, but I can’t currently count that high due to a turkey hangover. This is WAY up on my “cool shit for christmas” list.

EDIT: evidently QVC has completely decided to eliminate deep linking via a screwed up method of javascript redirects. In any case, if you go to and search for Commodore it will come up. I tried a link edit above, but I’m not sure it will work.

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

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