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About BrokenPictureTelephone.com

The idea came one cold evening, as I sat in my living room pondering the internet and the direction it was moving in, when an old roommate brought to my attention a game he had been playing the prior evening with some of his friends. The game was exactly this one – Broken Picture Telephone.

That example of Broken Picture Telephone you see on the front? That was the very game my old roommate and his friends had played with each other. A simple Ninja fighting a pirate had transmogrified into three people dancing for a taco.

I knew I had to be a part of this.

The following day as I sat in a coffee shop in Seattle, drinking a fine Latte, the idea came to me that this delightful and whimsical game could easily be translated into an online version, and the best part of all – the entire world could take part. I jotted some ideas in my head, and then returned to reading my book.

That evening I checked to see if BrokenPictureTelephone.com would be taken. Thankfully, I am guessing that the companies which manufacture picture telephones are doing their job, and quite well, because brokenpicturetelephone.com was completely free for the taking.

And take it I did.

A year and a half later, Broken Picture Telephone exploded – not only in popularity, but the database literally exploded. Never had it been meant to cope with so much traffic, that the website became unreliable, slow and painful.

This prompted a rapid-rebuild, this time fixing all the errors from the last iteration but also providing some much-demanded features. With the help of strangers from around the internet, I launched this site once more.

 

This is the site. I hope you like it.

~Alishah Novin
LinearLeash.com | AlishahNovin.com

Honorable Mention Goes to the Following People:

Bram & Maria,
Alamir Novin,
Mr. LawLam,
Betania,
Jake DeBacher,
Daniel Smith,
MattyCiii,
Eddie Muñoz
Ant Fox,
Mark Hooper,
Meredith Chandler

An extra thanks to those who have helped support BPT with their donations:

Scott Powers – http://www.webdisaster.net,
David Selby
Thierry Mellon – http://www.cavalierseul.com,
Otto Koivuranta,
Jonathan Moosekian – http://www.moosekian.net,
Carin Perilloux – http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/students/Perilloux/,
Chad Royal
Luke Krudwig
Luke Noel-Storr
Kimberly
Moggity
Dan Berends
Neil Godwin – http://twitter.com/nsgodwin
Laura Law
ZomBuster
Jessamyn – http://www.jessamyn.com
Svlad Cjelli
Meredith Harris
Stacy Hall – http://www.mitchellrose.com
Rob Keenan – http://twitter.com/grammarcop
Fuad Arafa
…and to all the donors who have asked to remain anonymous