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There were a few things that I thought were interesting, like the old fantasy baseball games and multi-threaded narratives, but otherwise the other 90% of the book was pretty banal and repetitive. Luckily I got it for free, otherwise I wouldn't waste my money.
Johnson is spot on about computer and video games and how they are fundamentally changing the way an entire generation thinks, learns, works, shares, etc. and raising IQ scores and cognitive abilities in the bargain. But he should have left well enough alone by sticking with exploring the gaming phenomenon. Instead, he throws gaming in the same grab bag as other "entertainment," notably television. Once he wrote about The Sopranos and inane shows like Survivor and The Apprentice in the same sentence, he lost me. "Reality television provides the ultimate testimony to the cultural dominance of games in this moment of pop culture history..." Give me a break. This is yet another example of a potentially great full-length magazine article that never should have been turned into a book. A well-edited 5,000 words max would have covered it all.