Thought of the day

If you’re a parent who hears, “Yeah, I’ll turn off the game in a minute. I have to find a save point”, yet you still decide to turn off the game yourself sans any save point being found, then when your kid is searching for a bookmark, you should be perfectly content randomly slamming shut his novel.

(It’s actually worse to randomly shut off a game since that will cause the kid to re-play what he lost whereas if he loses his place in a book, it’s simply a matter of finding where he was. In other words, being ignorant of how video games work can result in more video game playing which, though that is not a bad thing in and of itself, is exactly the opposite of the goal of such a parent.)

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