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February 23, 2016

From: Reddit AMA

What kind of games do you play, digital or analog?

I’m not really into games at all, and never have been.

Somehow whenever I’m exposed to games I end up thinking “in the time I spend playing this game, I could be building something or doing something that isn’t a game”. I guess the point for me is that I really like building and doing things, so that’s the fun “recreation” for me…

That’s not to say that I don’t think there are very interesting ideas and achievements represented by games (and our technology gets used quite a bit in developing games, etc.). Games are just something I’ve never been into. Actually, I try to collect such things… I like “reserving them for later in life”. Somehow I’m charmed by the idea of learning videogames at a very advanced age….

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