November 7, 2006
News & Opinion: What Will Wright Reads
You are starting to see an number of outlets write profiles on Will Wright, the creator of The Sims. He is working on a new game called Spore, which looks to be his most ambitious yet.
The Wall Street Journal wrote a piece on him earlier this year (couldn't find the link). They mentioned some of his inspirations in the piece and I remember wanting to write a short post on them. I never got to it.
The New Yorker has written an even more extensive profile and Kottke has already written the bibliography.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.