John Carmack Stole Computers (And Gaming Needs More People Like Him)

Kotaku: They say you learn something new every day. For today? You learn that when he was only 14, id's John Carmack broke into a school to steal some Apple II computers. Apple IIs!


He was arrested, and sentenced to a year's detention in a juvenile home. Now, we don't point this out to somehow shame the man. He's an industry great, it's a matter of public record, and it was decades ago.

No, we point it out because...well, we kinda wish there were more developers like that. Not a criminal, necessarily (which Carmack certainly isn't), just...someone with a little colour to their lives. Hear me out.

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