Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

+ - The Other Pong

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Before there was Pong, there was Ping-Pong. Table tennis began in 19th-century Victorian England as a parlor game for the upper-middle class, with cigar box lids used as paddles. Today, as BusinessInsider half-joked, federal law requires all tech startups to have a functional ping pong table. Photographer Alec Soth discusses his love of the game in a NY Times interview and shares some vintage photos of the sport from his new limited-edition book Ping Pong. So, why do people — especially lots of computer programmers — get obsessed with Ping-Pong? Table tennis is "a way to do a physical sport that has actual athletic qualities but is kind of contained," explains Soth. "There’s a real mental element to it. It’s not chess, but your brain is engaged. It’s a break from neuroses.""
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

The Other Pong

Comments Filter:

Thufir's a Harkonnen now.

Working...