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Submission + - Dungeons & Dragons inducted into Toy Hall Of Fame

Snowgen writes: NPR reports that Dungeons & Dragons has been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY.

The nomination process for the Toy Hall of Fame is open to the public — but to get in, a toy has to be approved by "historians, educators, and other individuals who exemplify learning, creativity, and discovery through their lives and careers."

"More than any other game, Dungeons & Dragons paved the way for older children and adults to experience imaginative play,” says Curator Nic Ricketts. “It was groundbreaking. And it opened the door for other kinds of table games that borrow many of its unique mechanics. But most importantly, Dungeons & Dragons’ mechanics lent themselves to computer applications, and it had a direct impact on hugely successful electronic games like World of Warcraft.”
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Submission + - Wilkes University Going All-Mac

Snowgen writes: In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wilkes University issued a press release stating that "...over the next three years, Wilkes University will become an all-Mac campus." Another article covering the same story states that "Apple overtook Dell in the UK education market as report indicated gaining popularity among students at college campuses." If that wasn't enough, "Apple also announced that it landed two particularly large educational institutional sales during the September quarter, but did not provide details."

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