Wednesday, July 30, 2008

the intelligence-free world of Hasbro and Mattel

oh dear!

well, this is a sad day for me and a number of friends around the world, in particular my dear sister Gillian. i am sure a number of you got to see this page today when you went to have a go at Scrabulous :

it seems that the "owners" of Scrabble, Hasbro and Mattel, got upset at how popular this game was. instead of exploring ways to be involved with it or to milk the whole thing for some advertising, these two greedy Corporate types insisted that the program be removed so no one can play it anymore.

well done - two toy and game manufacturers making headlines worldwide by stopping people playing games!!!! that's a really brilliant marketing decision, chaps.

at least there's a backlash against the two involved going on - it would seem that some dedicated types have hacked and crashed the "official" interwebnet version of Scrabble. good work, whoever it was. if they fix it, i trust you break it again on behalf of all of us!

i don't think Hasbro and Mattel have thought this through. nearly one half of a million people (that's 500,000) people played Scrabulous every day. that's an awful lot of people you have told not to buy your products. a strange move with Christmas just around the corner, no?

oh, to live in a world where common sense prevails.......

be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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