In response to the Microsoft initiative to explore the educational link to video games (basically justifying addiction to World of Warcraft because it “can encourage scientific thinking”), a junior at Fargo South High School claimed that “I’ve played a lot of puzzle-solving games and they actually help sharpen my brain,” which by itself could be a respectable claim.

Then he continued: “My reaction time has actually gone up, thanks to playing video games.” Somehow I doubt that those games sharpened her brain. I laughed when I picked up the irony of the statement.

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