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May 17, 2014

Game of Thrones Novels Delayed by Outdated Technology

Game of Thrones author, George RR Martin has been often been criticised for the amount of time it takes him to write a book.

In his epilogue at the end of the fourth book, published in 2000, Martin indicated that the fifth book in the Game of Thrones series would be published within a year. Alas, it took five years before the next book, A Dance with Dragons, finally came out.

Why does it take Martin so long to write a book? In an interview with late night television host Conan O’Brian, Martin revealed he that is writing Game of Thrones on a computer that ran MS-DOS.

Microsoft released the first version of Windows in 1985 – though widespread user adoption did not [...]

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