Archive | August, 2016

Pokemon Go’s Race Problem

30 August

  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the past couple of months, you’ve heard of the runaway success of the mobile game Pokemon Go, which quickly surpassed Candy Crush and Draw Something as the most-downloaded U.S. mobile game ever. Players seek out and catch the “pocket monsters” in the augmented reality game using Poke […]

Do We Really Need to Ask? Part 2

01 August

Deb’s post about whether there’s a need to ask gender on screening questionnaires made me recall a conversation she and I had about a different survey. Deb and I have been colleagues and friends for years now, so I felt comfortable asking her why she worded one of the questions this way: What is your current marital status? Married/living with partner […]