When I was a tot (don’t you miss that word?) the contents of my head looked something like this:
Life was good.
Along came a second competitor for the brain’s stretched resources. By high school it was looking like this:
The Games part was compelled to cede about that much ground. It could live with the compromise as long as the newcomer didn’t intrude any further (hasn’t retreated either). What it didn’t count on was the arrival of a third competitor.
By college or perhaps earlier the contents of my head began to look like so:
This third category refers to that part of the brain which grapples with such questions as “What is the root cause of terrorism? Is it the Vietnam War or is it greenhouse gases?” and other problems of the sort that this blog used to deal with back when it was almost worth taking seriously.
Of course Games again was the one yielding this brain space, in much the same way that Nintendo was forcably made to allow Microsoft to track mud into the house after it had at last evicted Sega and learned to live with Sony.
In recent years things have even gotten this bad:
But Nintendo has had enough. Nintendo is putting its foot down and reclaming territory rightfully its.
I mention this to let you know that if blogging gets light around here, it could mean I am busy, it could mean I am not feeling well, or it could mean I am spending quality time in front of a TV set with a controller in hand.