Here’s a fun article at Salon about people who write game modifications, or mods: Triumph of the mod. Once again, the gaming industry is leading the way for the rest of us. Simulation, real-time graphics, UI design, and now software process and practice. The incredible game-playing and game-building rush makes people devote insane amounts of energy to games. As one modder says, in reference to the pros, We’re better than those guys, and we’re just a group of dudes! All true. I suppose if you’re going to lose large chunks of your life to a computer game, you’re better off writing code than just playing. At least you end up with something to show for it.