Monday, November 15, 2010


I was jut reading about Q*bert. One thing I never realized in all these years is that the name is a combination of "cube" and "Hubert." They basically took a name with the "ube" sound, and put a C in front of it to cubify it. But since they took it one step further and spelled "Cubert" as "Q-bert," any sense of the word "cube" was lost on me. But Jere, the board is made up of cubes! Sorry, I always thought of him as jumping from "square to square." If they called it Squarold maybe I would have gotten it. But judging by their naming tendencies, they would have changed the spelling to throw me off the trail.


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