Often when I mention the term Gamification people tend to look at me as if I just stepped out of a LAN session of Warcraft. Or just stare at me blankly waiting for some further explanation.
The thing is Gamification has become entrenched in a number of digital platforms, even above the line platforms, but the average consumer simply isn’t aware that they are taking part in it. Continue reading
Phoebe’s rendition of Smelly Cat holds true. There is always that one smelly kid. The majority of us work, or have worked, in an office environment or even if you think back to school days – where there are certain people who chose to eat very stinky, or odd smelling food, and end up smelling as such.
In junior school there was always that one girl that smelt of oranges, or naatjies – all the time. In ballet there was a girl who smelt like carrots (weird). When I went to varsity there were people who needed to be introduced to deodorant, and when I started work, people bringing extremely scary smelling things for lunch which made me utterly petrified of using the staff microwave for fear of contamination.
A pet hate if mine if when people come round and I can’t get the damn music to work. iTunes wont connect properly, or my iPod doesn’t link up to the sound system and being a techno baby I no longer own any CD’s so alas we’re left in silence. Maybe I’m being blonde but it drives me crazy.
If I’m having a braai I don’t want the lus of having to disconnect my docking station from wherever it lives, haul out the extension cord, find a suitable place to plug it in and then prevent everyone from tripping over the numerous wires splayed across the lawn. Neither do I want to lug my computer around, and then having to worry about the battery dying. Continue reading