Barry D. Brown is an iconoclast, an outlier dedicated to an archaic legacy: the pinball machine. His distrust of modern technology is shown in his e-mails, which he types. like. this. with. a period. between. almost. every. word. For. clarity. He. says. But talk to him about preserving the uniquely American pastime of arcade games, and his words flow, mentioning companies reminiscent of long-ago days: Gottlieb, Bally, and Williams.
As a player, collector and pinball repairman, he’s fascinated by the mechanics of the game — Read more