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Meet Corrinne Yu, the influential programmer who gave up nuclear physics for play

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When she was 12 years old, Corrinne Yu invented videogames. Her family, which had moved to California from Hong Kong when she was younger, was too poor to buy a computer. As such, when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak donated a number of Apple II computers to Yu’s junior high school in the early ’80s, she was presented with an opportunity. “My school looked at these computers like they were doorstops,” she recalls. “It was a completely computer-illiterate place. They simply asked me whether I could make some use of them.”

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incendy351600d ago

Great talent for sure, Halo 4's lighting is amazing.

redwin1600d ago

Mmmm, talent yes, but she's been in too many places for somebody so talented. I would be concerned, it looks like she has commitment issues.

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