From Pine View Farm

Our Failed Educational Experiment 2

In the context of a larger story about a nothingburger about a “show about nothing” is this (emphasis added):

Now he is entering the world of online games, having collaborated with Pippin Barr, a video game creator from New Zealand with a master’s degree in “user-interface metaphors,” . . . .

As near as I can tell from the PDF available at the link, it’s a masters degree about icons.



  1. George Smith

    May 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    The alleged “The Junior Mint” game site did not work, either, for me. I read the thing from top to bottom, a perfect Culture of Lickspittle topic. Everyone in it, with the exception of the Seinfeld people who declined to respond, seemed phony and irritating, right down to pestering wait staff at lunch spot and the guy who makes games nobody plays called “shovelware,” even too lazy to make thumbnail art or post screen shots. Downloading them is probably another joke to be played on anyone stupid enough to try it. They were all probably having a good laugh over the grand trick they played on everyone in scoring the NY Times feature.

  2. Frank

    May 13, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    It’s simple.

    I have a thingee on my wall that attests that I am a reasonably literate person and I’m moderately good at techie stuff. I wile away my evenings at

    If a literate person who’s moderately good at techie stuff cannot make sense of the subject of a techie master’s thesis, the thesis is likely bullshit. Bullshit stinks, but, sadly, it also floats.