Happy New Year, 2012!

Happy New Year

My wife asked me for an unusual but heartfelt Christmas present this year. She asked me to go for an entire week without using a computer (and to only use my iPhone to make telephone calls. Apparently she thinks I spend too much time on the computer. Is 14 hours a day really too much time? Well, I wasn’t going to argue, and besides, it would make her happy.

I struggled at first, because I use my computer for everything — work, entertainment, information, communication. However, the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day didn’t put too many demands on me, so I looked for a way to occupy my time. And I found it in an ancient device I found on the shelf — it’s called a book.

I picked up the book and read it. It was Game On: Energize Your Business with Social Media Games by Jon Radoff. And you know what? It was work, entertaiment, information, and communication all rolled up into one!

I think that I’m going to make a New Year’s resolution: read more books.

Just as soon as I log off from my computer.



About David Mullich

I am a video game producer who has worked at Activision, Disney, Cyberdreams, EduWare, The 3DO Company and the Spin Master toy company. I am currently a game design and production consultant, a game design instructor at ArtCenter College of Design, and co-creator of the Boy Scouts of America Game Design Merit Badge. At the 2014 Gamification World Congress in Barcelona, I was rated the 14th ranking "Gamification Guru" in social media.

Posted on January 2, 2012, in My Career and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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