07 December 2009

iPhone Developer Booted Over Fishy Reviews

Looks like someone got caught cheating with App Store reviews, and Apple pulled their 1000 apps! Everyone tries to game the system, but most of us work within the rules (and not just the official rules, but also the rules of decency). I’m pleased to see Apple take this step (even if they didn’t do so proactively), which makes things more fair for the rest of us.

06 December 2009

Game as Art

There’s a lot of art that’s powerful and moving and you really want to experience, but would never hang in our living room. Brenda Brathwaite’s Train is such a work, but it’s a board game. I haven’t played it, but it seems like it would be cathartic in the sense that Aristotle used in his Poetics.