“The nippers are bleeping and zapping in speechless rapture, their passive faces washed in explosions and gore. They sit for so long that their souls seem to have been sucked down the cathode ray tube. They become like blinking lizards, motionless, absorbed, only the twitching of their hands showing they are still conscious. These machines teach them nothing. They stimulate no ratiocination, discovery or feat of memory.”
Boris Johnson MP, 2007
Podgy old Conversative bloke gets tetchy about gaming. He’s ‘the funny one’ of British politics. Apparently games are to blame for the drop in literacy in the youth of today. Yeah. Because kids really worked hard at being literate before videogames came along… More here.