When we’re happy to pay $5 for a coffee, but balk at paying 99c for a game, book or film, we may have a problem with appreciating value. How do we re-balance our views about the real value of what we consume?
Sex in games is worse than violence
A short article on Wired comments on a poll run by What They Play, the US-based website aimed at educating parents about computer games. It would seem that responsdents to the poll think violence in games is much more acceptable than a bit of rampant prodding.
Can’t speak, won’t speak
I noticed this story on the BCC website the other day. It discusses how oral exams could be dropped from foreign language GCSEs because they are “too stressful”.
The Manners Manifesto
Andrew Collins has written a great post outlining why it’s “time for a return to—or a formalisation of—good manners.”
Bendy Bus Backlash
I’ve recently become aware of a new hatred spreading throughout London. Metropolitan commuters now have something else to complain about: the bendy bus.