Interview with cardboard arcade creator, 9-year-old Caine Monroy


12 Responses to “Interview with cardboard arcade creator, 9-year-old Caine Monroy”

  1. awjt says:

    Errrh, more Shira, pls.  That is all.

  2. LogrusZed says:

    It’s being reported on Gawker that a local arcade donated a classic pinball machine to his arcade.

    I have mixed-feelings. Not on the donation, that’s cool; but on the presence of a “normal” arcade piece in the cardboard arcade.

    • marilove says:

      Could just be something else he will take apart to find out how it works!  :)

      • LogrusZed says:

         That would be really cool, but I hope he manages to put it back together. Not because of the 4k pricetag, but because a pinball machine is a gift that keeps on giving.

  3. Carl Stronso says:

    A scholarship fund? College has become such a total waste of time and money. This kid obviously has the mind of an inventor and entrepreneur. Why make him spend the money on college when some of the worlds greatest inventors and entrepreneurs either never went, or dropped out of college?

    • so, there are some outliers, but probably 99% of all the great minds currently working and building and innovating DID go to college.  they majored in engineering.  they arent mechanics.  they are engineers.  Engineering degrees ARE worth it…assuming you actually want to know how EVERYTHING works.

    • BekaGulotta says:

      That’s a strange argument to make, and an unscientific one at that. Plenty of people go to college, get a great education, and find jobs. Plenty of people do not go to college, get a great education, and find jobs. It’s not up to you to decide what’s good for this kid who is all of 9 years old. 

      • awjt says:

        I learned all kinds of shit in college that had absolutely nothing to do with college.  I think he should go.

  4. peabody3000 says:

    sorry but i am one of the naysayers. it has nothing to do with the kid, who deserves encouragement for his efforts of course. however i take major issue with the film’s portrayal that the kid made something extraordinary on a level rarely seen for kids his age. if he had baked a cherry pie from scratch i would have been much more impressed. he is doing what all kids do: playing. he spends his days at an auto parts store so he plays with what’s there: boxes and tape. i, my neighbors, my friends, we all did this as kids. it took an ad agency (interconnected) to very slickly make this subject into something that it simply is not, using glowing music and video footage with dramatic editing. i dont begrudge the kid anything, but again i think its extremely important to realize that if you take the video away, all you are left with is a bored kid playing with boxes and tape the way many kids do every day. why is this important to realize? because the same video techniques are ALWAYS used to spread misinformation, be it about politics, war, business, etc etc

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