I like that video, he's pretty good with his lessons. (The video games and sex one hit various nails on their heads.)My wife had looked up Neil Patrick Harris on a "where are they now?" site which apparently didn't mention Dr. Horrible, so I had to show her an episode on Hulu. We had places to go so after one bit I said, "Had enough?" Surprisingly she said "no" and we went through a couple more songs.
i didn't much care for his take on games as a vehicle for learning.i think games can be fun and educational. i would have spent every moment of my time in kindergarten playing math blaster if they had let me. i know that when you were in kindergarten, there was a lot more emphasis on how to properly defend one's self from rampaging dinosaurs, but we played games for learning.
i found the art-house pics of miz croft very inspiring, myself.
The only rampaging dinosaurs we had to contend with in my day were in Crush, Crumble, and Chomp! on the Apple //e. And the teachers.Games can be an educational vehicle, but the wheels seem to go two ways -- either toward actual learning, like Leapfrog titles now and MECC titles in my day did, or a thread of learning hidden under a ton of merchandising, as we see in Disney-themed "edutainment" games are.
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