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Archive for August, 2011

Reality is broken and so are our bodies?

I become very ambivalent when reading Jane McGonigal's Reality Is Broken. She has two main arguments. First, that playing interactive games is good for us as they supply intrinsic rewards that most people cannot attain in real life. That is why reality appears broken to many people. The second argument is that the energy of gamers should not only [...]

Happy Birthday World Wide Web!

The World Wide Web celebrated its 20th birthday a few days ago, August 6 in relative quietude. Despite the fact that these type of "birthdays" usually are big news (so and so many years since Kennedy assassination, moon landing, 9/11 etc.), this was ignored by mainstream media. This is probably due to the start up of the World Wide Web at the [...]