Talking to T. Karino
Our guest this time is T. Karino. He is in his early 60s. He is retired from his job now, but he used to work as a computer engineer in his working days. The interviewer is NyanBaz, and another staff member, Nob, also participated.
NyanBazLet's start the story from when you were little. What kind of child were you?
NobI did amateur radio, too. In the science course then, everybody did.
NyanBazDo you love machines?
NyanBazIs that the reason why you chose your occupation as a computer engineer?
NyanBazDo you feel happy to have worked in an occupation that you loved since childhood?
NobYou did computer development since you entered the company. That must have been about 40 years ago. What was computers like at the time?
NyanBazIt would have taken courage to become a computer engineer then, when you didn't know the future of computers?
NyanBazWhen did you encounter puzzles?
NyanBazWhen did you get to know Nikoli?
NyanBazWhen did you start to contribute problems?
NyanBazDid you only solve puzzles till then?
NyanBazWhat do you know! But what was the first puzzle you contributed to Nikoli?
NyanBazDon't you make other puzzles?
NobSo you didn't contribute puzzle for 12 years, then why did you suddenly begin it?
NyanBazHow many puzzles do you make in a month?
NyanBazFor instance, which?
NobSudoku is also a difficult puzzle to do partial corrections with.
NobIsn't it because you don't want it to become monotonous?
NyanBazWhen you make puzzles, what do you keep in mind?
NyanBazDo you have a favorite puzzle author?
NyanBazIs there a best problem among the puzzles you have made?
NobThat would give you a chance to observe your problem objectively. You would become able to understand where the solver trips up.
NyanBazA little more about the future, will you keep making puzzles?
NyanBazWow! You do mountain climbing.
NyanBazGreat! You reached the summit of more than 50 already! Then one last thing, what would you like to say to the people who solve your puzzles?
NobIt's the wisdom of age.
NyanBazThank you for an interesting story. Please keep making interesting puzzles.
Interviewed Dec 2009 Published on Aug 18, 2011