Thursday, June 30, 2005
By: Matthew Doucette
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“It is not about teaching, it is about allowing learning to take place.” - M.D.
“It’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.” - Judy Blume
“It's not giving your children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.” - John Gray
“My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school, "So? Did you learn anything today?" But not my mother. "Izzy," she would say, "did you ask a good question today?" That difference - asking good questions - made me become a scientist.” - Isidor Isaac Rabi
“There's a lot of us in the [library] field that feel very strongly that [comic books are] a tremendous medium and an exciting medium to engage people at the [gifted child] end of the spectrum, because it really sparks their creativity. There's no question that the combination of words and pictures can be a very exciting way to tell a story that leaves a lasting impression.” - Michael Lavin, Librarian
About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.