Video Games

I try to minimize how much my kids spend their time on electronic gadgets. Whenever I complain about that type of stuff, my wife asks me “didn’t you play games growing up?” It is true, but the games that I played growing up had “purpose” and those games required skills. 

The games that my son plays and somehow is addicted have “zero” skills required. These games are solely designed in order to trick people into purchase in-app garbage and  to make them keep playing forever.

Shame on these game developers. You turned yourselves into scam artists in my opinion. 

Over time, I’ve begun to realize something: I was searching for the wrong thing. It wasn’t the app’s success that mattered, but the success that came in the journey building it. The app never turned my business into a product-based powerhouse with a hockey-stick growth chart. Instead, the app gave me the skills to build another sort of business: a business where I call all the shots, where I decide my own schedule, where I can be truly present, every day, as my boys grow up. And, I still get to create things and use my brain to solve real problems.

The only part that I cared for in Google+. I bet this photo service part of Google+ generates revenue for Google. Personally I pay $9.99/month to use it as my primary photo backup tool.