Steve Peters

Experience Design

WIRED: Are video games corrupting children, or is history simply repeating itself?

"It goes like this: Young people embrace an activity. Adults condemn it. The kids grow up, no better or worse than their elders, and the moral panic subsides. Then the whole cycle starts over. Here's how the establishment has greeted past scourges." I don't know why this isn't obvious to everyone. I also don't know why so many people can't seem to remember what it was like to be a kid.

The reason stuff like this perpetuates? People set themselves up to make money off of the issue, and work at keeping it an issue.

Now if you'll excuse me. It's time to pull out some old Loony Toons and watch Bugs hit Pete Puma over the head with a frying pan.

How many lumps do ya want?

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