...and then I would remind my son or daughter that 4.5 billion does not even rise to the threshold of 'negligible' as far as the economy goes. The impact of not knowing what that big shiny orb in the sky is, has a much bigger relative impact. Nice try though sammy.sammyjames said:
Well -- at least now we know what IS keeping our economy from utter ruin.
(No -- really -- I'm being 100% serious. I'm not being even a LITTLE bit sarcastic. NO REALLY -- I'm being totally, 100%, authentically serious here!!!)
No -- REALLY.
(I'm not kidding -- I have discussed this with a good friend of mine. He pointed out how the middle class in the U.S., which is responsible for keeping the PC alive for the better part of 40 years, has consistently bought both hardware and software for home use. This is our last, final, saving grace. Gamers do a lot of things that many people find to be useless or downright objectionable -- but the one thing that we DO do is we keep the economy going.)
Tell that to your mom or dad when they complain about how "much time [you] spend in front of that [expletive-deleted] screen playing those stupid games..."