Taking Inventory: The Introduction

Posted: November 23rd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: introduction | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

Welcome to Taking Inventory, the weblog related to the documentary GET LAMP.

Created in November of 2008, this weblog covers a production that has been going on since 2006, that of creating a documentary about interactive fiction, text adventures, non-linear storytelling, and a host of other related subjects. The director is myself, Jason Scott, a historian and archivist who previously worked on a documentary about Bulletin Board Systems called BBS: The Documentary.

This weblog will cover both the end of production of the documentary and post-release events and issues. I’ll also be talking about interactive fiction in general, pointing to other locations for more information on this fascinating subject, and answering questions as they come up.

The most common questions are the estimated time of the finished documentary and what’s in the final collection, and I’ll be answering those as I go in later entries. Until then, please check back or subscribe to this news feed and I’ll be sure to keep you updated with production information, behind the scenes photos, and the vast amount of stories I’ve picked up in the past few years. Thanks!

4 Comments on “Taking Inventory: The Introduction”

  1. 1 Johan Herrenberg said at 2:35 am on November 25th, 2008:

    Great initiative, Jason! It gives a sense of accelerating momentum… Good luck! Keep it up!

  2. 2 Matt said at 1:40 pm on November 25th, 2008:

    Just wanted to say that I, for one, am reading this and looking forward to Get Lamp :-)



  3. 3 James L. Dean said at 4:44 pm on February 22nd, 2009:

    You might want to try http://www.geocities.com/jdean284/jsm.html.

    Also, there’s a pen and ink poster of Compuserve’s “New Adventure” at http://bloggingtheimagination.blogspot.com/2007/08/you-are-standing-at-end-of-road-before.html

  4. 4 Brett Brewer said at 3:11 pm on July 26th, 2009:

    I’m still anxiously awaiting the release of your new documentary. I know it will be worth the wait. Your BBS documentary is still my favorite geek documentary of all time. It’s really in a class of its own. I wish you were making more money off these movies so you didn’t need a day job. Some rich computer guru (Jobs/Gates) should give you some money or help you get a grant so you can focus on making more documentaries. :)

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