The Love Canal Disaster | Bad Ideas #55

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badideas/Bad_Ideas_Love_Canal.mp3 In 1890 William T. Love had a dream of a city powered by electricity, and supplied by ships that would traverse the canal he intended to build around Niagara Falls. But things went badly for Love, and he had to abandon his dream with the town unbuilt and the canal only partially dug. But…

Duke Nukem Forever: Developed to Death – Bad Ideas #40

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badideas/Bad_Ideas_DNF.mp3 Duke Nukem Forever, the sequel to the smash 90’s hit Duke Nukem 3d was in devlopment for 14 years, a record that still stands for the longest development time for a video game.This is the story of that development, a story of ambition and perfectionism and how they almost led to the game never…