I’m Not Addicted, I’m Just Conditioned This Way.
So this week Alex did 2 things to suck my time dry. First she talked me into going back into WoW and then she agreed to my hair-brained idea to make a video about Skinner Box Logic in video games. To make it even funnier, we spaced it and made the video and then did the voiceovers (thus letting the video guide the conversation). Ha! The smart thing to do would have been to do it the other way around and let the conversation guide the video. Either way it was fun and a nice distratraction (and a good way to think about somethings that we are working on for the Gates project and my book project).
We all have our skinner box pigeon moments. I have pecked at that button more times than I can count (and more than I ever care to admit to). While in the past RPGs were the primary culprits, but now we have “Freemium” games to condition us even more. But I don’t want to talk too much about that here because we have a whole podcast coming on this later tonight.
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