Howard Phillips and Nintendo’s Rise to Power

In 4th grade we were told to make these cardboard figure cutouts about who we wanted to be when we grew up. I wrote “Howard Phillips.” Anybody who read Nintendo Power Magazine in the 80’s and early 90’s knows the name Howard Phillips. The teacher read it back to me the best she could from my horrible handwriting.

“Howard Phillian?”

I wanted to be that guy because when I was in fourth grade all I wanted to do was play video games all day.