Everquest Daily Grind is a place where video-game widow(er)s post their personal stories of life with MMO-addicts who ignore spouse, kids, jobs and life for the game.
Last spring my grandmother passed away, and he was so involved in the game that he wasn't there for me. I would go to his house when I only had an hour, and the hour would go by and he would play, and I would sit there, and then I'd have to leave without so much as a kiss. There would be nights when I'd go to sleep there, and wake up at 5 or 6am and he'd still be playing because his guild needed him, or he was retrieving his corpse - which as I'm reading is a popular line!
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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