In 2007 I read a novella by Bruce Sterling called Kiosk. The main character, Borislav, is a humble, limping man from a cold, Eastern European country who owns a street kiosk selling 3d printed tchotchkes. A young girl called Jovanica is a regular customer – returning day after day with her pocket-money to buy 3d printed barrettes, hair clips and scrunchies – she’s the trend setter of the area. She picks out the coolest hair toys and leads the next hair toy craze – with Borislav’s kiosk being the only supplier.
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We play games in our office once a month (well, officially we do – we play games on lunch breaks etc. a lot more than just once a month!) and I offered to bring in Space Hulk: Death Angel for people to play. It’s a card game set in the Warhammer 40k universe (you know the one – “In the Grim Darkness of the Far Future There is Only War” and a lot of tiny-headed space marines) where the players control one or more two man squads of Space Marines sent on a suicide mission into the depths of a Tyrannid infested, mostly inoperable, space ship.
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