Australian Islamist
Convenience vs. Toughness

The New World

Pejman links to this fascinating piece on games:

... computer games have some advantages. They train players to master complex rules, to weigh odds and solve problems and make quick decisions. Indeed, players learn how to learn: The mysteries of a new and unknown game must be unlocked by trial and error. Marc Prensky, the author of the book "Don't Bother Me, Mom -- I'm Learning," tells the story of Stephen Gillette, an entrepreneur who picked up his leadership and organizational skills by playing online games. "I remember my mom and dad yelling at me," he quotes Gillette as saying. "They didn't know I had a 200-person [online] guild to manage."

And to think that I didn't even have a computer 10 years ago.


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