September 03, 2004

Sims for Cells - EA to boost production of mobile-phone games. I was scanning the USA Today headlines and I see "Sims for cells." I knew that Sims meant the game, The Sims, and I knew what cells were. I thought to myself, "Cool, a simulation role playing game about cell growth." I wondered how fun it would be to simulate yourself as a cell in a tissue macroenvironment. Perhaps I could be a macrophage going around eating other cells or debris, or perhaps a dendritic cell that grabs a friend along to the party known as the draining lymph node, or maybe I could play god and alter the number of muscle cells and build a super-strong organism. But then I followed the link, and find out that "cells" meant cellular phones. Darn. I'm such a bio-geek.

Posted by johnvu at September 3, 2004 02:34 PM
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