Object Technology To Tickle The Brain

Remember those absurd inventions cartoonist Rube Goldberg used to draw? Laughing at our growing obsession with machinery, he combined everything from falling bowling balls to cats chasing mice to pistols and pulleys in convoluted chain-reactions to put out a light, say, or open a can of beans. Now with Sierra On-Line Inc.'s new software, called The Incredible Machine, you can build your own mechanical oddities and watch them run with remarkable realism on the screen of your IBM-compatible PC.

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