This is not a resolution

Ok, ok, so I’m back to posting with the turn of a new year.  I can see how this might seem but let me repeat – this is not as a result of a resolution.  The timing is purely coincidental, I promise.  Why the relaunch now you ask? First I should point out / make the excuse that my hiatus was a much-needed opportunity to acclimate myself to a new job and to take stock in the blog and realize (as is appropriate during Festivus) that I had a lot of problems with it.  So now you’ll note the catchy new tagline at the top and the far less rigid parameters...

You’ve come a looooong way, Pacman

Amidst the hoopla of the approaching NBA finals (and the apparent non-hoopla of the Stanley Cup finals) another championship, bringing together the greatest competitors in the world was played out this week – the XBox Pacman World Championship. As I watched Pacman afficianados who had been perfecting their craft since the mid-eighties, it occurred to me that as much as these ghost-fearing warriors had come a long way since then, so had the video game industry itself. Back when Pacman was first introduced, it was one of the first video games to really begin to push...

Awaiting the Boom

A lot of people who like things like statistics will tell you that a significant chunk of our population – a chunk that even people who don’t like statistics like to call ‘Boomers’ – is getting older. A lot of people will also tell you that these Boomers, in addition to having one of the coolest generational nicknames that I know of, are going to be some of the savviest, wealthiest and most stylish and influential ‘old people’ that the world has ever seen… .. and I can’t wait to see what marketers cook up to take...