Thursday, April 06, 2006

E-Mail Is Exactly Like a Slot Machine

I recently spent a couple of days in Vegas and frittered away $9.00 in the nickel and quarter slots.

I've decided that slot machines and e-mail are both addictive in very much the same way. Whenever I hit "Refresh" on my gmail and wait a couple of seconds to see if I've received any interesting new messages, it's the exact same feeling as waiting for the wheels inside a slot machine to finish lining up so you can see if you've won...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you are right, and it helps me understand why people might actually enjoy the slot machine--I confess I find them really boring, just moving your hand back and forth and waiting to see what shows up in these little windows. But your analogy is pretty apt.