Monday, September 13, 2010

Rules, etc.

I have a long, complicated, troubled personal history with the whole concept of rules--those imposed by governments, culture, religion, professions, relationships, and, yes, games. Most pertinent to this blog, I struggle on a nearly daily basis with how to deal with poker rules, rulebreakers, and rulebenders so as to maintain the integrity of the game without being a pain in everybody's butt.

I was, therefore, intrigued by this essay in Slate about rules and how we as Americans tend to be pretty slack about them, and how we simultaneously benefit from and are hurt by such slackness.

So go read it already.

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