Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pokeman Craze

      When a phenomenon like Pokeman Go comes along, you wonder what the fuss is about, so I was fortunate enough to be chatting with  a millenial Fort Drum soldier who was kind enought to explain it to me as I lived through the original Pokeman fad without paying attention.
      I can see why it's at least temporarily addictive as the game uses GPS and Google maps to create the chase for various icons
     

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The thing about it is,it harnesses the human instinct to hunt and pursue.I would guess it probably is addictive,just like Pac Man and stuff like that was to kids of our generation.I have to laugh at some of the righteous indignation of some people posting on social media about these people not having jobs or something better to do.Who knows whether they are on their off days or staggered shifts,but really who cares.They don't seem to be hurting anyone,a few minor silly incidents so far,but some of us forget our own stupid fads we indulged in.

Anonymous said...

The funniest thing for me to see is someone walking along, texting or playing computer games and then flop into a water fountain or crash into a pole.

Anonymous said...

Our young people contribute nothing to our world. Every part of our culture, from movies to music to now this pokeman is recycled crap. Glenn at Live at Five laments this from time to time. And he's right.

Anonymous said...

They are Just people out enjoying the day, so longs they don't cause any trouble and maybe while there spend a few bucks down town i see no harm in it.