Armchair Arcade TV: Boogie Board Accessories Unboxing

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Here's the second of the two unboxing videos I promised, following the one for the PS3 The Ultimate House Party. The next actual episode of Armchair Arcade TV, where I cover the Atari 7800's late life game, Midnight Mutants, should hit within the next week, so be sure to keep checking back at Armchair Arcade for all the latest content.

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Matt Barton
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I love the name "Boogie

I love the name "Boogie Board," but just can't seem to get that excited about the concept. I guess it would be nicer than a dry erase board, and not that expensive. I bet it would be very good for kids, too, and less messy than having them scribble on paper (probably better for the environment). BTW, I like the annotations in this new batch of videos. Quite humorous and charming.

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Bill Loguidice
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Matt Barton wrote:

I love the name "Boogie Board," but just can't seem to get that excited about the concept. I guess it would be nicer than a dry erase board, and not that expensive. I bet it would be very good for kids, too, and less messy than having them scribble on paper (probably better for the environment). BTW, I like the annotations in this new batch of videos. Quite humorous and charming.

Yes, its ultimate utility is dubious at best for most people. We've had it for about six months now and I can count on one hand the number of times we've actually written on it. Still, that's probably more a failing of my lack of need to write stuff down on the refrigerator than anything particularly wrong with the product, but it does certainly indicate it's not for everyone.

I too like the annotations. It will allow me to do one take, casual videos, while still making them "worthy" of being branded when appropriate.

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Mark Vergeer
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Nice follow up on the boogie board!

Bill thanks for this honest follow-up on the boogie board. It is a nice concept but I guess indeed of little use for some but perhaps of much use to others.
Math is not your strong suit? LOL I expected you to be incredible at math but I guess your more a language man being a writer and all :P

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Bill Loguidice
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Math is not your strong suit?

That is an understatement. That's why I never pursued programming beyond BASIC. I just couldn't cut the math. I was never particularly talented in mathematics and this was compounded by the fact that I had a really bad Algebra I teacher in 7th grade. I was never able to recover and just struggled to get by ever since. I can obviously do standard math just fine, but anything involving equations of any type, forget about it (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, etc., all right out). I do enjoy doing formulas in Excel though when my job calls for it, but it's still pretty straightforward stuff (rounding up/down, averages, etc.).

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Matt Barton
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I had the same problem! I was

I had the same problem! I was a whiz at math and never dreamed I'd go into English instead! However, I ended up with a miserable teacher in high school that effectively killed all love I had for the subject. She was incredibly dry, confusing, and seemingly never tried to make the subject interesting in any way. What's worse is that the same lady taught geometry, trig, and calculus, so I had to suffer with her for three years. Every class was an exercise in keeping my eyes open. My physics class was a joke as well, taught by a coach who had no real interest (and perhaps ability) in teaching us physics. In short, it was all a waste.

By contrast, my English teachers were lively and fun, and two or three seemed to take genuine interest in my abilities and cultivated them. They encouraged us to have fun reading aloud in class (acting out the parts) and made it clear why their subject was important. That's really what clinched it for me.

Funny to think, though, that if Bill and I had had better math teachers, we might have pursued VERY different careers.

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