November 26, 2001
Spider Solitaire and Free Cell were great baby sitters. They could keep my baby sitting for hours on end, back in the day. Maybe playing the same game over and over, sometimes winning but more often losing, was preferable to my company. I never chose to look at it that way, but… well, see above. I have to admit, video gaming today is a huge hole in my cultural experience. That isn’t something I necessarily take pride in, because even I am aware just how vast and influential the industry has become. It’s the same as saying, in 1925, “I don’t understand those movin’ pictures.” But I would have to go back to Super Mario to begin to catch up, so you can appreciate my problem. I do see that the character Super Mario is still around and still big; he’s like Superman, or Bing Crosby.