Wednesday, May 31, 2006
15 page definition
Salen and Zimmerman devote 15 pages to the definition of "game". There is no way I can do a similar exposition, as the whole chapter devoted to the "nature" of computer games is supposed to be 15 pages. 3 pages, max. But they did a lot of the work for me, as I now know what books to pull out of the shelf in order to write this chapter. And I get to do it in Norwegian, which means I don't need to work on the other meanings of the word (he smelled game, she was game), either of game or of play. Lucky me, I can use "spill" and "spille", noun and verb obviously and clearly connected.