As it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought we could be slightly wistful, with maybe a romantic air.
One of the key characters in Mike’s whole empire was Sean Lee Robinson, later known as Mr Lee.
Sean “worked” on Mike’s sites from time to time and was later the secret engineer on his console project, but more of that later.
Sean advertised himself as something of a Guru, in fact, Mike would later describe him as his “Tech Guru” to others on the team.
Sean was Mike’s undoing, in addition to Mike himself of course, but maybe Mike wa taken in by Sean’s promotional statements on his website seanhq.com.
If you can dream it, I can build it.
Mike gave Sean the keys to his online kingdom as he worked on the backend of his auction site (GameGavel), his magazine site (ReadRetro) and the console site (RetroVGS), filling Mike’s head with ideas as he paraphrased John F. Kennedy.
When it comes to creative design some people see things and ask ‘why?’ I dream things that never were; and say ‘why not?’
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You can read the full story in the book Smoke And Mirrors of course.