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Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Art Spiegelman was art director for Garbage Pail Kids. I’ll have to ask my parents if they regret grounding me for secretly buying the cards given it was an early foray into art collecting rather than some titillating experience. (Courtesy: Boing Boing)

* About 80 percent of construction in the United States has been built during the last 50 years. (Courtesy: The New York Times)

* Watching kids do puzzles is a great lesson in understanding alternative approaches to being methodical. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

The Case Against Old School Games (kind of)

I know several parents who swear that video games are bad news and they won’t let their kids play them. The absurdity of this argument is off the scale for a couple reasons that I won’t go into here. But BoingBoing recently posted a critique of Candy Land that changes the line of argument I take to an active criticism of games those types of parents find “good”. It’s a nice quick read.