I'm four days behind on work, so before I have time to share how awesome Sacramento was, I'll have to get caught up.
Until then, I have a link that's going to make Gen Xers go nuts:
People who grew up playing video games are influenced by them, especially when designing games of their own. Those who played through the 1980s are reaching their professional prime, and the games they played in school are worth examining. Here we’ll take a look at what I consider to be the top ten most influential educational games from the 1980s.
I'll refrain from telling you what the games are, because a big part of the fun for me was scrolling down the page and jumping a little bit as each one was revealed, saying a little too loudly to my empty office, "Oh my god I played that!" Feel free to geek out in the comments here or at Propeller, though. This could easily turn into a radical ride on the 80s nostalgia bus.
NB: I'm an idiot. I left the very important word "Educational" out of the link to the story. I've added it.