Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Zynga in the Workplace

Rafe Needleman’s latest dispatch from D10 (as in All Things Digital) included a real gem of a quote from Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga:
Let's not be too quick to jump on mobile. People still spend massive amounts of time on the PC at work ... and on boring conference calls.
I have no trouble with his disputing the current “mobile rules” proposition. The rest of the quote, however, seems to suggest that Zynga’s value can be found in people in the workplace who are supposed to be doing something else but find that “something else” boring. Now I am willing to believe that people who are bored are easily distracted, but I am not sure I would want to support an institution whose mission seems to be to provide the most attractive distractions!

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