John Carmack at OC6

There were so many fascinating things to see at OC6. But as you can see from this photo, there was one phenomenon that was far more compelling to most attendees than any of the technology on display.

That was, of course the presence of John Carmack. Wherever he went, he was mobbed by worshipful acolytes. Every young game developer hoped to get at least a moment with their hero.

John, as ever, was happy to talk with any young person who approached him. He spent much of the conference just like this, meeting with the young game developers one-on-one, diving into whatever level of technical detail was needed to help them work through their game design.

If only all famous and influential people were so gracious and generous with their time.


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