New York Times Tamagotchi / Virtual Pet Diary

In early May 1997 a New York Times writer, Joe Hutsko, published a daily diary of his interaction with his Tamagotchi virtual pet. It was published in the Cyber-Times edition of the New York Times. The articles even referenced our web site (Day #3 and Week #2). You can read his diary by doing some searching on the Times link above (we encourage you to check out the New York Times Cyber-Times edition, it is an excellent news source) which has the diary "spruced up" with graphics, some additional references, and a few colorful images, or you can go for the mostly text version we have archived below.

  • Day 1: Playing Virtual Parent to a Bitwise Baby

  • Day 2: The Terrible Twos

  • Day 3: Seeking Support Groups

  • Day 4: Other People's Progeny

  • Day 5: Competing Interests

  • Day 6: Secrets & Myth-Making

  • Day 7: The Week in Review

  • Week 2; Life Goes On - and On

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