Toying With The News
It’s interesting how often themes develop when we look at the day’s collection of stories crossing the wires.
Using a rule invented strictly by me for my own amusement, I’ve determined that a “theme” is official when we get three stories that can be grouped in the same general category. Today’s theme: toys and games.
Our theme set began with the news that the creator of the Sony Playstation, Ken Kutaragi, had resigned as CEO of the company’s Computer Entertainment unit. This comes as the latest version of the video game console, the Playstation 3, has been outsold by its rivals, the Nintendo Wii and the Microsoft Xbox 360. Adding insult to injury, it’s also been outsold by the console it was designed to replace, the Playstation 2.
Then came news of the latest incarnation of the timeless Barbie doll from Mattel -- the creation of an online community known as “Barbie Girls.”