Spark | May 5, 2013 | 53:59

Texting, Messaging, Race and Online Dating, Preserving Virtual Worlds, and the History of Video Games

(Spark 216): Dan Misener on texting and over-the-top messaging. Kaj Hasselriis and Christian Grov on racism and online dating. Patrick Moran on the history of video games. Jason Scott on video game emulation. Jerome McDonough on preserving virtual worlds.

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