Every major new technological release brings with it a number of questions. Does it work? Will it change my life? Is this the next big thing in consumer gadgetry? Can it run Doom?
That last question is a rite of passage of sorts. The original Doom, released in 1993, is a highly influential video game in which you fight demons from hell. It is also tiny in terms of file size — the shareware version of the game is roughly two megabytes. So if you have a gadget that has a screen and buttons, the odds are pretty high that it can run Doom.
Here’s the touch bar on the latest MacVook Pro (resolution: 2170 x 60 pixels) running Doom.
Pretty much anything can run Doom. An iPod can run Doom.
A graphing calculator can run Doom.
An ATM can run Doom.
A printer, with a screen the size of a couple postage stamps, can run Doom.
Now that Doom is running on the MacBook touch bar, we can finally rest. It is now safe to move on with our lives.