1. It takes three minutes to connect an Apple laptop to a projection system but 30 seconds for a Windows PC. The term "collective denial" springs to mind.
2. Beards and glasses is the look. I blame Jonny Depp.
3. When you become the manager of a games studio you may not get to draw pictures any longer but you do get to "create collages" by assambling the talents of others.
4. Having personal creative projects is helpful as it stops you getting prescious about your professional projects as your whole identity is not tied in to one channel.
5. Hardware hacking and open source hardware look quite cool.
6. Channel 4, in the guise of 4ip are looking for projects. They seem ahead of the BBC in this respect.
7. The resurrection isn't a miracle its just a really unlikely event (96 billion to one).
8. We should aspire to the awesome not just the innovative. Building computers out of matchboxes is one route to this nirvana. Tic tac toe needs 304 boxes. Go might need one the size of the crab nebula.
9. Play might be a better way to change behaviour than any other methods e.g. chore wars, Fiat eco drive, wii fit.
10. Play is often about pretending. And negotiating. "In this one you pretend to be..."
11. In Scandinavia, politics is often woven into the play.
12. Little Big Planet is something that has passed me by but needs to be checked out.
13. Designing games top down is hard as you never know what will be fun. Better to try lots of stuff, build prototypes, mix chemicals and see what works.
14. If it gets complex or isn't fun then chuck it (cf first Nintendo controller vs Playstation).
15. Kidmapped is a cute idea. But the really cool bit was actually doing it.
16. Chris O'Shea (pixelsumo) makes very cool playful art. The world is a better place as a result...