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Strange credits on CD-ROMs

Some of the weird thank yous found on software

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If you write a book, you know who to thank — your insightful editor, your tireless typist, and your long-suffering spouse. But in the CD-ROM business, anything goes. Here’s the proof: a few of the things that software creators are thankful for, from the credit screens of some recent CD-ROMs.

Sustenance: ”Special thanks to…the 24-hour Safeway at 20th and 148th.”
World Beat (Medio)

Important sustenance: ”Special thanks to…the Starbucks [coffee bar] at 24th and 148th.”
Vietnam (Medio)

Really important sustenance: ”Special thanks Michael Milken.”
Monty Python’s Complete Waste of Time (7th Level)

Artistic sustenance: ”Music that helped us get this CD-ROM out: [32 entries, including] Miles Davis, Kind of Blue; Ministry, ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod’; Nine Inch Nails, Pretty Hate Machine; Nirvana, In Utero; Public Enemy, ‘Fight the Power’; Stone Temple Pilots, Core; Whale, Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe.”
The Multimedia Cartoon Studio (Byron Preiss)

That special off-camera helper whose contribution is so hard to describe: ”Jane Wheeler: Kindhearted taskmaster.”
Dazzeloids (Voyager)

Anyone who pops into your head: ”Max Kozloff came to visit me, while I was an ‘artist in residence’ at the Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona. I recall a memorable game of pool (Max won!) we both played at the Lutz Casino, an excellent hamburger joint with pool tables and row upon row of electronic pinball machines.”
Truths & Fictions (Voyager)