Man Who Created Solitaire For Windows Was Just Happily 'Wasting Time'
Who do we have to thank for countless wasted hours playing Solitaire on the computer over the last twenty-five or so years? Wes Cherry didn't invent solitaire, but he did invent solitaire for the modern age.
In 1988, he was an intern for Microsoft, and on his own time he wrote code that would become Solitaire for Windows.
These days, he runs a cidery on Vashon Island with his wife and his son. Out at his orchard, he talked about his motivation for creating the game, and some of the inside stories as to why it ended up looking the way that it does.