After seeing the Tron Legacy this afternoon, I was left trying to remember which came first:
The film or the video game?
I was pretty sure that the film preceded the game, but in order to verify my suspicion, I checked the Wikipedia entry.
The first line of the Wikipedia entry reads:
Tron is a 1982 American live-action-computer animated science fiction action cult film written and directed by Steven Lisberger.
Did you catch that? Seven descriptors for the film.
Not the best writing. I adore Wikipedia, trust its editors almost implicitly, and often find myself reading interconnected stories for much longer than I should.
But the writing is sometimes less than outstanding.
Before I even had time to finish and publish this post, the editors of Wikipedia had revised the first sentence of the Tron entry to read:
Tron is a 1982 American science fiction action film written and directed by Steven Lisberger.
Much better. Still a little wordy for me but a noticeable improvement.
And because of Wikipedia’s transparency policy, you can go back in time and see the version that I read while eating lunch this afternoon.
And all this for free. My daughter is growing up in a fantastic age.
Oh, and I was right. The film preceded the video game that I adored.