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further thoughts on cheating

In her article called Cheaterpants, a person I have come to know and love (virtually speaking), one PinkNinya Yammer-blastLil, muses deeply on the nature of cheating. You’ve probably already mused deeply on the cheating thing, having read my most recent of many articles on the art of cheating. At any rate, I loved what she had to say, and felt…

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Draw Something & the art of cheating

In his article in the LATimes, Cheating rampant on OMGPOP’s Draw Something — what to do? David Sarno writes: “There’s no real way to flag a player for cheating, or to ban or block them — or even to message them to ask them to stop. (Enterprising players, this writer included, have tried to use…

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Cheating for fun

It’s been a long time since I sat down with a deck of cards and played solitaire. So used to the well-ordered clarity and immediacy of computer solitaire games have I become that I had almost completely forgotten about the many charms and “affordances” of a physical deck of actual playing cards. Aside from the…

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The Politics of Public Playfulness (transcript)

A playful, and long time friend of mine, Stevanne Auerbach, urged me to publish a transcript of the TEDxAsheville talk I gave a few months ago. Now that I figured out how to do it (cheating only slightly), I finally followed her excellent advice. (The older I get, the more clear it is to me…

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so, what’s fun for you?

It’s hard to come up with a satisfactory definition of “play.” Especially if you’re trying to find a definition that would encompass all its various meanings and usages and implications and nuances. Even both Merriam and Webster had to go to great lengths to define the word – as so vividly herein illustrated. Equally illustrated…

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