"A Connecticut policeman told Lupica 'it sounded like a doctoral thesis, that was the quality of the research', and added, '[Mass killers such as Lanza] don't believe this was just a spreadsheet. They believe it was a score sheet. This was the work of a video gamer'."
A great many middle Americans distrust and fear computers. They don't understand them, they don't want to work with them, and they distrust people who do. We all know and have worked with people who have this type of attitude. Then we couple that attitude to middle America's dislike of games. Many Americans feel games are for children, adults shouldn't play games they have to work. The fact that these same people spend their leisure time vegetating in front of a TV watching a paid entertainer play a game does not count. You see that is not playing because "playing" is not an adult activity and they are adults. In these people's mind playing computer games are not only irresponsible it is somehow wrong and abnormal. So here we have a cop investigating a mass murder in which the suspect used a computer, this cop sees a spreadsheet which reminds him of a game he connects computer, abnormal evil, and something game like and comes to the conclusion that the suspect must be a computer gamer. What is ironic about the whole thing is that the countries with the highest percentage of games tend to have the lowest murder rates.