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Crappy innovations make way for better innovations

Games. Mobile. Happiness.

All three words are interconnected today. Over the weekend I read a fascinating article on the NYTimes about our addiction to Angry Birds, Zynga and other ‘Stupid Games’.

These so called stupid games are considered innovative because they’ve made gaming accessible to casual gamers. People who never sat down and used a controller to play games on a console, are know playing low-skill games on their mobile phones while waiting in lines at the bank, while on the bus, while seated on first-class, while having a conversation with a friend.

Pretty much everyone is a gamer today.