Demographic Wars
College Grads Flock to New Cities
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  • B-Sabre

    “Gamification”? WTH, over?

    • Bill_Woods

      I wondered too.
      Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics[1] in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamification

      Presumably pronounced with a long A.

  • stanbrown

    A few years back, Virginia Postrel was shocked that people who could live anywhere they wanted and still do their job via the internet were choosing to live on mountains in Montana. I wrote her then to predict that we will see many more of the kind of developments that were beginning to appear in the foothills of the Smoky Mtns — luxury homes on the lake in the mountains with a golf course, a marina, horse barns and polo grounds. And all for a small fraction of what it costs to have a small house in many of the expensive areas of the country. The great rescession has stopped these for the moment. But they are coming.

    As long as an airport is within a short drive, and the development is large enough to support a good school and a social life with enough similar people, look for middle age couples to look to escape the rat race while upgrading the quality of their houses and amenities for a fraction of the cost.

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