Morning Reading – Tuesday, December 22, 2020
The interesting thing about interactive media is that it allows the players to engage with a problem, conjure a solution, try out that solution, and then experience the results. Then they can go back to the thinking stage and start to plan out their next move. This process of trial and error builds the interactive world in their minds. This is the true canvas on which we design—not the screen. That’s something I always keep in mind when designing games.
Demand for consumer credit in the US has fallen dramatically during the Covid-19 crisis, with credit card applications falling to multiyear lows, according to a Federal Reserve survey released on Monday.
“No parcels are moving at all,” said one postal worker in Michigan, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly. “As bad as you think it is, it’s worse.”
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