You’ve also got a ton of unknowns and uncertainty. You know you can’t just go build it and hope they will come. You have to do it iteratively. Put a little bit out there, see how people react, figure out what to do next.
On the recommendation of J.B. Rainsberger I’ve been reading ‘Reality is Broken‘ – a book which talks about how we can apply some of the things games designers have learned about getting people engaged to real life.
A while back I wrote about sonnet primes, primes of the form ababcdcdefefgg where the letters a through g represent digits and a is not zero. The name comes from the rhyme scheme of an English (Shakespearean) sonnet.
The comSysto GmbH and more than 1,400 organizations in 111 countries are combining energies in 2013 to promote the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013), a worldwide initiative that will highlight the contributions of the statistics field to finding solutions to global challenges.
You could hear two kinds of conversations: “Look, when you run the ball follows you!” (kids) or “Oh, nice, as long as people move, the algorithm automatically removes nodes in the connected graphs!” (former kids).