What we do with free time and the future

Good article worth reading:


Here is an excerpt:

I was having dinner with a group of friends about a month ago, and one of them was talking about sitting with his four-year-old daughter watching a DVD. And in the middle of the movie, apropos nothing, she jumps up off the couch and runs around behind the screen. That seems like a cute moment. Maybe she’s going back there to see if Dora is really back there or whatever. But that wasn’t what she was doing. She started rooting around in the cables. And her dad said, “What you doing?” And she stuck her head out from behind the screen and said, “Looking for the mouse.”

Here’s something four-year-olds know: A screen that ships without a mouse ships broken. Here’s something four-year-olds know: Media that’s targeted at you but doesn’t include you may not be worth sitting still for.”

First Texas Shogi Club Meeting Scheduled – May 18

We are going to have the first Texas Shogi Club meeting at Barbara Bush Library in Houston, Texas.  It will be May 18, 2008 from 2-4.  Feel free to drop by at any time there.  If you are a good Shogi player come.  If you have never even heard of Shogi (Japanese Chess) but would be willing to at least hear about it, come. 

We will have several boards setup to play Shogi.  My son and I both can play.  But if you can play or at least know the rules, please come.  We will be passing out instructions and very basic paper shogi boards and pieces so that you can play.  We will be teaching the rules of Shogi.  We will have several computers setup so that you can play against the computer if you are waiting. 

This is the first of monthly meetings.  I hope to have a Texas Shogi Championship next year.  I would like to get a clubs going in several places in Houston, Beaumont, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Galveston, and maybe other places in Texas as well.  So, if you are interested in starting a Shogi club in any of those places, let us work together…


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