Comic: Just Let’s Play

This is Pi Day #013

You tube, but I phone…

I was going to be one of those “in-the-know” dads who kept apace of all the technologies and was never really blindsided by “them young’uns and their gadgets…”

And then The Girl discovered Let’s Play.

I get it, but it still makes mush of my mind to try to wrap it around the notion that WATCHING other people play video games… when you’ve got four consoles and a laptop just SITTING THERE loaded with all manner of awesome software, for CRYING OUT LOUD, why am I paying for all this! I stood in line for two hours for that Nintendo SWITCH! Play IT!

*deep breath*

Alas, when I take it in from a more philosophical perspective I’m quickly reminded of the countless hours I spent in my teens just waiting for my turn at any number of games, wrestling a controller from my brother or a friend, and trying not to get the wires tangled as we pleaded for a spot in the queue for a two-person platformer.

When I was a kid — *shakes head sadly that he just wrote that* — we had more people than screens and we were figuring out how to share them equitably. Now, it seems we have more screens than people and we’re figuring out what to do with them all.

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