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Pinball article in December’s Smithsonian


By Dono

6 months ago



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    #1 6 months ago

    Just opened up my new mag.... looky here!!! Haven’t torn into the article yet...

    Smithsonian.com...

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    #2 6 months ago

    Guy at work told me about this article. Found a link to it online. I never would of thought to compare fortnite to pinball, as I do play both hmmm

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/popularity-fortnite-common-20th-century-pinball-craze-180970721/#1zDciouPgHPeHlLv.03

    #3 6 months ago

    Thanks for the link! That's a good article. I found this to be particularly funny ...

    Better Homes and Gardens in 1957 warned parents to "act now to keep your child from being victimized” by the debased pastime.

    #4 6 months ago

    For the archives:
    Smithsonian, Vol. 49 #8, December 2018, page 16.
    "Hitting the Panic Buttons" by Clive Thompson
    4 pages, with illustrations.
    Quoted in the article: psychologist Jennifer Powell-Lunder, Michael Schiess, Adam Ruben, sociology professor Karen Sternheimer, Perry Githens, film professor Daniel Reynolds, Roger Sharpe, and Andrew Przybylski.
    .................David Marston

    #5 6 months ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    Thanks for the link! That's a good article. I found this to be particularly funny ...
    Better Homes and Gardens in 1957 warned parents to "act now to keep your child from being victimized” by the debased pastime.

    gweempose

    Here is that 1957 article:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7jw64v5zlot7aoh/pinball%20is%20evil%20-%20better%20homes%20article.pdf?dl=0

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