Article: Nil point. Steven Poole on gamification

“Nil point”, Steven Poole, An hard critique of simplistic gamification, written some time ago but always good to read and to think about.

Nil pointDoes something in your life suck? Then turn it into a game! This is postmodernism’s infantile version of the consolatory techniques of stoic philosophy. Digital technology may now be used to project a virtual skin of motivation and delight over the real world.

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