> Seriously. (May I? For just a moment?) Next time you contemplate a
> book’s retail price, try dividing it by the number of hours of
> pleasure you’ll get, reading it. Then tell me of any other pastime
> with a better minutes per pennies ratio of sheer joy!
Video games. It's easy to see that Good Quality video games gives a
much better ratio (I'm not talking about all these first person shooter
games which are basically 100% interchangable and are basically Doom
Lets see, you probably get 3-5 times (average) from high quality
games--Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, etc, You probably get 4-10 times
from any given Zelda game (including handheld), 2-20 times from High
quality fighter Games--Soul Caliber, Tekken, etc. Possibly 100's of
times from open ended games--Tetris, Angband, Darklands, Minesweeper, etc.
I know I spent more time playing Betray at Krondor than I did reading
Magician (Apprentice & Master).
Then we get to TV shows/Movies. The average person probably rewatches
their favorite TV shows & Movies over and over again, so your conception