jane’s addiction

March 8, 2010

Over at Syp’s Bio Break blog, I noticed that he has added a neat little idea: a list some of his current… um… cultural activities. Now I’m sure that he’s not the first person in the blogosphere to come up with this, but, since it’s where I’m shamelessly stealing the idea from, I thought I should acknowledge the source.

You’ll find a short list of what I’m amusing myself with at the bottom of the right hand column. It’s just a touch of vanity publishing, out of the way of the main MMO themes of the site. Feel free to take or leave it as you like.

I’m happy to admit no great originality in my choice of games and books. But I’ve got this idea that I might be performing a bit of a public service in the “what I’m watching” department. To understand why, let me tell you a little story.

I’m currently signed up to Quikfix, which is just the Oz equivalent of Netflix. It doesn’t quite have the awesome range of its US equivalent, but it’s up there. At the moment I’m gorging myself on some of the great TV series of the past. But I made the mistake of mentioning this to some youngsters at the local wargaming club the other day.

The response to “Oh, I’m watching a TV show that first went to air in 1959″ was… disconcerting… to say the least. Those smirks… So I invited them around to actually watch a few episodes. Needless to say, they’re not smirking any more.

People: we had entertainment before computers! And some of it was pretty good too. But I think I’ll just leave it at that for now lest this turn into a real rant.