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Friday, 15 July 2016

Pokemon (GOcaine)

I posted the below photo on Twitter on Thursday morning.

You can't see easily due to the way I cropped it in such an amateur fashion, but to the right there are at least another six dozen students sitting on the wall at South Bank ferry stop, utterly glued to their devices. 

And now an ABC News journo at 4.41pm today reports...erm...well...still the same thing, in exactly the same place...

Somewhat disturbingly, unless my eyes are playing tricks on me a number of these dudes look like the very same people. 

They haven't even moved in 36 hours! 

Nintendo games were all the age for a while 'when I was a lad' in high school too. 

Back then it was Super Mario Brothers in the dodgy Huddersfield arcades - 10 pence per play, mainly funded by school dinner money come to think of it .

But at least it was a social event, with what was known at that time as a "juke box" (Technotronic, Pump up the Jam, 1989), and people, like, spoke to each other and stuff. The odd fight, granted, but mostly a good laugh.

Strewth, being a student these days just looks plain boring. Get out there and do something, people!

Nintendo's share price started the week by booming again on Monday, up by 25 per cent to hit its upside daily limit. 

The market valuation of the company has doubled in a fortnight.