Another point of view I had not considered…/Un altro punto di vista che non avevo considerato… (traduzione segue)
When Pokemon GO first launched in Canada in yesterday, servers crashed. Just as predictably within hours my social media newsfeeds were full of people complaining about it all. From the “turn in your man card” memes to the “keep out of my yard” signs. Ugh. People!
People are playing computer games outside. They’ve left the stereotypical basement. A friend’s kid wanted to go to an art museum because he heard there it was a pokegym. (What’s a Pokemon Go gym and how do they work? See here.) Another friend talked about leaving her house and walking 25 km at a time when she was suffering from depression and not much could move her.
I’ve got adult friends playing and neighborhood kids too. Even my teens say it’s pretty cool. My only worry from a parenting angle is the need for data on smart phones. Up until now the…
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