Tom Clancy died yesterday; a truly great writer of fiction and non-fiction has been lost. People my age have grown up not only reading his novels but we have also seen the movies made about them as well as some outstanding videogames based on a universe Tom Clancy created.
I still remember playing Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell on my originial XBox and being blown away, it was a truly outstanding achievement of story telling, realism and technical prowess for its time.
He understood the system better than most.
“What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.”
― Tom Clancy