Monday, 18 February 2008


I've read two stories today about Ninendo Wii injuries in America. Apparently there's been a spate of tendonitis there.
Nintendo has of course responded responsibly, telling gamers not to "over do it". If you've ever used one, you will be aware of the constant safety warnings the machine gives you.
One is tempted to see these messages as a company protecting itself from excessive US litigation. Another, probably truer way to see them is as an honest attempt to get to the unbelievably dim American consumer. They should use aural messages, though, as apparently some percentage of Americans can't read large print on TV screens.
Idiots. And these people have some say over the next American President! It's frightening, really.

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