No Rock Man. No Guts Man. No Cut Man. And yet the unlicensed bootleg Mega Man Pro app that popped up on Apple’s download store recently has notched 150 five-star recommendations from various users. It doesn’t deserve them.
[This essay was given as a talk at SUNY Buffalo, 28 January 2010, the day after Howard Zinn’s death. I have left the text unaltered, to better reflect the spirit of the talk.]