Friday, September 08, 2006

News: Iain Banks 'civilised' by Sid -

Wow. Here is a story about Iain M. Banks admitting that his latest book is late because he became addicted to a computer game, the latest Civilization from Sid Meier.

I'm surprised more hasn't been made of this, as more and more computer games become 'open-ended' and increasingly time-consuming. We intelligent folk are particularly vulnerable to becoming enamored of controllable and engrossing worlds within worlds.

(I also wonder how good of a player Iain is, and if anyone I know played against him online. hmm)

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